Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad says Jennifer Lopez is his "muse".

The Lebanese fashion designer is behind several head-turning outfits the singer-and-actress has sported on red carpets - as well as outfits for her recent 'Dance Again' world tour - and he is so enamoured with the Hollywood beauty, he considers her his design inspiration.

Zuhair said: "We've become friends and she's my muse. I love her as a person and as a woman. I love her curves and I love her attitude and the way she walks out in a dress. And as a person she's so sweet, I love her."

The 43-year-old beauty topped many best dressed lists earlier this year due to her gorgeous Zuhair-designed cream gown at the Golden Globe Awards and the fashion guru - who has also styled Kristen Stewart and Taylor Swift - admits the experience was incredibly "emotional".

He explained to The Hollywood Reporter: "I love to see my creations on Hollywood celebrities. For me it's something very emotional when you see your creation on a beautiful American celebrity and the whole world sees your work. It's very important exposure.

"And I know how the stars are very picky and really focus on small details to be aware of their image and beautiful and perfect on the red carpet, so it's really very emotional that they choose to wear my creations."