‘Dream come true’ for Dubai designer behind Aishwarya’s Cannes dress

Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (AFP)
Updated 22 May 2017
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‘Dream come true’ for Dubai designer behind Aishwarya’s Cannes dress

JEDDAH: When Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai walked the red carpet at Cannes on Friday, her Cinderella-esque gown made sure she grabbed all the eyeballs. However, not many know the show-stopping dress has a Dubai connection.
The actress looked straight out of a fairy tale in her powder blue floor-sweeping ballroom gown by Dubai-based Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco. Those who attended the designer’s last show at Fashion Forward in March, would remember
The off-shoulder piece was featured in the designer’s last show in Dubai at Fashion Forward in March.
The dress was from Cinco’s “Impalpable Dream of Versailles” collection, and featured endless layers of tulle.
Cinco got his big break after moving to Dubai from the Philippines 19 years ago. He established his label by catering to the region’s rich and famous. He has fans in Hollywood celebrities such as Beyonce, Rihanna and Lady Gaga.
The designer who is currently busy with the Arab Fashion Week realized his gown was a hit when people started tagging him on Instagram.
“It was a dream come true for me,” Cinco told Khaleej Times.
Voted as one of the most beautiful women in the world, Rai is a Cannes veteran, gracing the festival for 15 years.


Ali called Marvel about ‘Blade’ after ‘Green Book’ win

Updated 21 July 2019
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Ali called Marvel about ‘Blade’ after ‘Green Book’ win

  • After winning his second Academy Award for “Green Book” earlier this year, Ali set up a meeting with the superhero studio
  • Within 10 minutes, Ali asked what was happening with “Blade” and said he wanted to play him

SAN DIEGO: Mahershala Ali made the first move with Marvel Studios and “Blade.” Comic-Con audiences learned on Saturday night that Ali would be playing the Marvel Comics character in a reboot.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says right after winning his second Academy Award for “Green Book” earlier this year, Ali set up a meeting with the superhero studio.
Within 10 minutes, Ali asked what was happening with “Blade” and said he wanted to play him.
Wesley Snipes played the half-vampire in three films for New Line Cinema and in a recent cameo in “What We Do in the Shadows.”
Although there were rumors that Snipes would return over the years, nothing had officially progressed with the property on the big screen since the rights reverted to Marvel Studios in 2012.