The Dubai-based designer has done it again.

He’s dressed royal brides, Grammy-winning singers, and Bollywood icons, and now Michael Cinco has added another star to his A-list clientele.

The Dubai-based designer dressed American actress and singer Victoria Justice for this week’s Art of Elysium Heaven gala, which took place in Los Angeles on Saturday evening.

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The annual charity bash is held to raise funds for non-profit The Art of Elysium, which uses art to create programmes for children in hospitals, elderly care homes, special needs education centres and more.


This year’s event was curated by singer John Legend (who’s playing in Dubai this year, FYI), with the night drawing A-list guests from the film and music industries.

And while many donned creamy feathers, silvery sheaths and vintage-inspired tailoring for the occasion, Cinco helped Justice catch the camera’s gaze in a glimmering pink flower-sweeper.

The couture number was fully beaded, the designer—who’s originally from the Philippines—revealed on Instagram, adding that the “super-stunning” actress looked “sophisticated” in the design.

Justice, who rose to fame with her work on TV channel Nickelodeon, later gave a shout-out to Cinco on her own social media channels.

“What an amazing cause, art really does heal,” she wrote, alongside an image of her modelling the plunging number on the night. “Thank you Michael Cinco for this stunning gown!”

This isn’t the first time Cinco’s stolen headlines in recent weeks either, after revealing one of his most exquisite pieces to date to celebrate the new year.

Trailing a decadent 20 feet, this crystal-encrusted cape was created by the designer for a Swarovski exhibition.

Cinco offered a glimpse at the work of sartorial art on his social media last week, revealing the “painstakingly breathtaking” piece took 1,000 hours to create.

The shimmering cape is comprised of silk threadwork and multi-hued crystals, stitched together to create an ornate butterfly effect.

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It’s still a work in progress, the designer revealed, so we’re keenly waiting for a glimpse at the finished product.

In the meantime, we’ll just be dreaming about wearing it…

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