Aishwarya Rai's butterfly dress at Cannes 2018 took 3,000 hours to make, says designer Michael Cinco
The gown is completely covered in Swarovski crystals and French palettes with a mixture of midnight blue, ultraviolet, and red thread works.
After it was revealed by Sonam Kapoor’s fashion designers that her sangeet lehenga took 18 months to make, Aishwarya Rai’s butterfly dress at Cannes Film Festival took 3,000 hours and it is a marvel. The dress has been made by Dubai-based designer Michael Cinco and the Bollywood actress looked like a dream on the red carpet in France.
The designer who absolutely loves his creation went on to say that the couture gown was created to reflect the metamorphosis of a butterfly, like an impalpable dream. The gown is completely covered in Swarovski crystals and French palettes with a mixture of midnight blue, ultraviolet, and red thread works. It also boasts of a 20-foot train that mimics the natural process of a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis, making it look magical, just like the actress looked on the red carpet.
While the designer revealed that he had earlier made it for a Swarovski exhibition, the Bollywood actress made it her own at the international film festival. Interestingly, this is the second year in a row that Aishwarya Rai is wearing a couture gown by the designer; last year she wore a frosty blue ball gown, making her almost look like a Disney princess on the red carpet at Cannes.