If you need any more proof fashion in Dubai is going international, you only have to look at the dramatic dresses that came out on the red carpet at New York’s Met Gala, the fashion night of nights, on Monday. Michael Cinco, the Dubai-based Filipino designer made an appearance via British singer Paloma Faith in a dress made of Swarovski crystals in degrading colour.
Faith, known for her edgy style, paired her dress with a Philip Treacy hat but seemed to have ditched the massive train that was seen at Cinco’s Russian Czar-inspired show at the recently-concluded Fashion Forward event in Dubai.
“I got an email from her stylist who saw my collection from Fashion Forward on the internet and I put them in touch with my PR in the US. They requested me to send the dress to New York and I didn’t know she was going to wear it until I saw the pictures from the ball,” Cinco told tabloid!.
The designer, whose dresses have been worn by a host of celebrities including Lady Gaga, Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and Sofia Vergara, says he hadn’t heard of Faith -- who performed in Dubai last month -- until that email from her stylist.
Unless it is a custom-made dress, designers often do not know if a celebrity will pick the dress until they turn up on the red carpet, he explains.