Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Michael Cinco gown steals Cannes limelight

The Dubai-based designer's butterfly dress features a three-metre long train

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Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco is known for his extravagant gowns, and the work of art he created for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Cannes appearance is no exception.

The Bollywood actress wore the creation, which features a 3-metre-long train, on the Cannes red carpet on Saturday night at the premiere of Les Filles Du Soleil. 

The crystal-covered gown was initially designed for a Swarovski exhibition and was made by hand in Cinco's studio in Dubai Design District.

Cinco also dressed Aishwarya Rai at last year's Cannes Film Festival - where she wore a princess-style powder blue gown:


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Michael Cinco has dressed countless stars, including Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga, and his extravagant and well-crafted designs continue to get international attention.

Cinco’s love for fashion was first ignited as a child growing up on Samar Island in the Philippines where he developed a passion for classic Hollywood movies. “I pictured those fabulous heroines and imagined dressing them up in my creations. I chased after those visions ever since,” he says.

In 1997 he moved to Dubai and founded his eponymous label in 2003, quickly earning himself a reputation for ethereal, aspirational couture.