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Aishwarya Rai and Cannes: The Dubai Connection

21 May 2017

There's a story behind that phenomenal Cinderella-esque dress

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai represents an entire subcontinent whenever she steps on the red carpet at Cannes, and she never fails to turn heads. The actress has been gracing the festival for 15 years, and her dresses are always ones to talk about.

This year, Rai had a little bit of Dubai with her on the red carpet, as her Cinderella-esque dress was designed by none other than Dubai-based, Ahlan! Hot 100 veteran Michael Cinco. The goreous embroidered, powder blue gown is from Cinco’s Impalpable Dream of Versailles collection, and features endless layers of tulle.

It was Rai's stylist who first came across the dress and got in touch with Cinco, reports Gulf News. The rest is history!

Michael Cinco got his big break after moving to Dubai from the Philippines 19 years ago. He established his label by catering to the regions rch and fabulous. He has since then gone on to dress Hollywood celebrities such as Beyonce, Rihanna and Lady Gaga. He’s also been featured as guest designer on America’s Next Top Model.

Aishwarya's dress is just another feather in Cinco's cap it seems! No wonder he's been on our radar and in our Hot 100 series!