I never understood why wedding dresses had to weigh more than the bride, but it seems that the heavier the dress, the more lavish it is.
That's exactly what a bride in Abu Dhabi recently proved with her Michael Cinco-designed dress. The Filipino designer recently shared a few posts of a wedding gown designed for a bride in the emirate. The dress was so big (three meters long) and sparkly that it needed seven people to hold it across for the final fitting.
"It takes a village just to transport a three-meter couture wedding gown from the studio to the client's final fitting," the caption on one of the posts read.
Cinco has since assured people that though the dress "may look heavy," it is actually very wearable.
The Swarovski-studded gown was created for a "very special client from a very prominent family in Abu Dhabi," though the details on who the client was remains under the wraps.
Apparently, the dress took 1,000 hours to complete and was handmade by 15 skilled artisans. Its cost has not been disclosed, but according to The National, nearly 200,000 Swarovski crystals were used on the gown.
The dress - inspired by a photo of a Dior couture gown dating back to the '50s - was created for a wedding that took place in Abu Dhabi on Jan. 16.
Cinco is no stranger to dressing fancy humans.
The Filipino designer, who founded his eponymous label in Dubai in 2003, has dressed stars both on-and-off screen including Mila Kunis in Jupiter Ascending, Kris Aquino in Crazy Rich Asians, Jennifer Lopez when she hosted the American Music Awards in 2015, Britney Spears in the Scream and Shout music video ... and the list goes on and on.
Other celebrity clients include Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood, Kylie Minogue, Christina Aguilera, Ellie Goulding, Nicole Scherzinger, Fergie Ferguson, Dita Von Teese, Brandy, Ashanti, Chris Brown, Tyra Banks, and Naomi Campbell.