Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco is best known for creating couture gowns embroidered with Swarovski crystals and pearls.
His creations have been in full display at red carpet events in Hollywood, and at weddings here and abroad.
Three famous women in the Philippines got married in Michael Cinco wedding gowns. Who among them wore his creation best?.
The wedding of Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes was the most talked-about in December 2014.
One of the definite highlights of this “royal wedding” at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Cubao was Marian’s bridal gown, which was estimated to cost PHP2 million.
The couture dress was made of “Solstiss French lace with French paillette, minute Swarovski pearls, chalk white Swarovski crystals, and studded with full transparent Swarovski crystals.”
In keeping with Marian’s love for flowers, Michael gave the dress a floral motif made of “laser-cut velvet and organza…”
It also had a detachable “never-ending cathedral train” that added drama to Marian’s walk.
A “cathedral train” often measures three meters or even longer.
This year, Rochelle Pangilinan rocked the showbiz world when she walked down the aisle to wed long-time partner Arthur Solinap in a stunning Michael Cinco creation.
Rochelle's mermaid couture wedding dress had a “detailed fully-embroidered and crystallized cape.” The wedding was held on August 8 at Los Arboles in Tagaytay City.
The gown’s three-meter long cape caught the attention of Dubai-based news outlets and headlined it as one of Michael’s “most stunning” wedding dresses.
The cape was fully embroidered with “fine threadworks and Swarovski crystals.”
Just this month, the latest Filipina to don a Michael Cinco wedding dress was Vicki Belo.
For her exclusive Parisian wedding last September 2 (Paris time), the beauty doctor wore a “couture blush wedding down” with a 3-meter long train made of “French lace and fully embroidered baroque pattern with transparent and rose opal Swarovski.”
The haute couture designer personally delivered this bridal dress and three other options to Vicki’s Makati mansion only days before her flight to Paris.
Michael designed four wedding dresses for the bride.