Murray Arbeid was born in 1935 in England. When he was 15, he took a basic pattern-cutting course at the Paris Academy in London. He started his career in 1952 as an apprentice to Michael Sherard. In 1954, he started his own label. In the late 60's he also acted as a consultant to Norman Hartnell.
In the mid-1970s he moved to shared premises with the royal milliner Frederick Fox in Bond Street, London where they frequently collaborated on top-to-toe ensembles.
For nearly 50 years, he has been designing beautiful ball gowns for the society ladies of London and abroad.
In the 1980's, Princess Diana purchased a number of evening dresses from Murray Arbeid, including the striking diamante-starred dark blue tulle dress, which she wore on a number of occasions
Another dress worn by Princess Diana, was the Spanish-style dress, with a black bodice and red tulle skirt. Both dresses were auctioned in New York in the 1997 Charity Sale of Princess Diana's dresses.
Since 1992, Murray Arbeid has been retired.