MANILA – Michael Cinco, one of the world’s most sought-after Filipino fashion designers, is one of the key figures in the Paris wedding of celebrity doctors Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho.
Cinco designed four bridal gowns for Belo, as well as dresses for her two daughters – Cristalle and Scarlet Snow – and Zia Dantes, the only child of showbiz power couple Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera.
Naturally, the Dubai-based Pinoy designer was present at the festivities, from the pre-wedding party to the ceremony, and the equally grand reception dinner.
And he could not help but gush over a particular wedding guest who wore a stunning black ball gown.
“The hair, the make-up, the accessories, and that stunning couture gown is your best look ever… You exude class and sophistication… If I have to choose the best dressed from the event, you have my 1 million votes… You are stunning, stunning, stunning,” Cinco said as he commented on one of the photos of this “best dressed” guest.
That guest, it turns out, is actress Lovi Poe, daughter of the late action star Fernando Poe Jr.
“Oh my! My heart! Thank you so much!” she said in reply to Cinco’s comment.
Poe’s “black-swan-goes-to-the-ball” gown was custom-made by another Filipino designer, Mark Bumgarner, who also designed the blue dress that Belo wore during her fairy tale-like first dance with Kho.