Michael Cinco and Zuhair Murad make the best-dressed lists with their creations…

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards were full of fashion highs – and a few lows – when they took place in the US on Sunday night.

However two of the event’s most stand-out looks came from a little closer to home – one via Dubai, in fact.

UAE-based designer Michael Cinco dressed rap star Nicki Minaj in a shimmery black mini, which the star wore while joining Drake onstage as he collected his Top Artist award.

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The couture number featured a demure high neck and long sleeves, with a beaded hemline providing plenty of movement.

Cinco, who is originally from the Philippines but is based in Dubai, has been on a bit of a roll this week, giving Bollywood legend Aishwarya Rai a Cinderella moment in a billowing blue gown at the Cannes Film Festival.

Aishwarya rai

The designer is no stranger to dressing a star or two, having worked with Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, and 2016 Miss Universe winner Pia Wurtzbach, to name just a few of his past clients.

However Cinco wasn’t the only designer from the Middle East making a splash on the Billboard red (well, pink) carpet.

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Lebanese label Zuhair Murad dressed Pearl Harbour star Kate Beckinsale in a plunging floor-length gown for her arrival at the awards.

Featuring spectacular firework-inspired embellishments, the sheer number had us reminiscing about our favourite Van Gogh work of art.

The British actress wore a gown from the label’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection, Murad later revealed on Instagram.

“There were fireworks in #Vegas yesterday night!” the brand captioned an image of Beckinsale, who presented an award on the night.

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Murad has also been stunning in the south of France this week, dressing models Winnie Harlow and Sara Sampaio (to name just a couple) at the annual film festival.

For more of the style wins at Cannes, click here… and we’ll be bringing you more until the festival closes on May 28.

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Images: Getty, Michael Cinco/Instagram