|Zuhair Murad, Haute Couture 2011-2012|
The economy has been deteriorating around the world and while the rest of the world is looking for affordable fashion finds there are women who are still wealthy enough to purchase these dresses. They come from countries like Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Dubai and Saudi Arabia. Couture dressed from designers like Chanel, Dior and Valentino can cost $75, 000 for one item. Simon Lock, a creative director for Dubai Fashion Week says that some women are known to buy at least 20 dresses each season. With wedding season designers can expect to be very busy. Most receptions are quite elaborate with thousands invited.