The soprano also wore the Lebanese designer during the World Cup opening ceremony.

While the world’s eyes were on the football, ours were on Russian singer Aida Garifullina as she closed the FIFA World Cup in style.

The opera star wore a dazzling minidress by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad as she performed a rendition of the Russian folk song Kalinka at the closing ceremony, alongside superstar player Ronaldinho and the World Cup mascot, Zabivaka.

The dress featured long sleeves and an open back, with exquisite gold beading. The design came straight off the runway from the house’s Fall/Winter 2018-2019 haute couture collection.

 

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Garifullina previously performed at the World Cup opening ceremony alongside British singer Robbie Williams, singing a duet of his smash hit Angels.

The star took to the stage in another Murad design; a crystal-encrusted gown with peplum skirt.

The singer added her own football-friendly touch to the custom creation, finishing off the look with a pair of white sneakers.

Garifullina looked to Murad once again for a special performance in Moscow’s Red Square just a week later, choosing a champagne off-shoulder gown from the designer’s Spring 2018 couture collection.

France might have won the World Cup – but Murad just scored three style points for Lebanon…

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