Cannes Film Festival is a jamboree of fashion statements made by celebrities from across the globe – stepping out on the red carpet, dressed in their best. And Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is known to make some head-turning appearances at the Cannes, every year. Well, last year’s Disney princess has turned into a beautiful butterfly queen clad in a dress adorned with Swarovski crystals.

While fashion pros believe that the Met Gala and Academy Awards are the events that boast the most glamorous top-to-toe fashion assembles – but Cannes Film Festival too has a fair share of head-turning red carpet moments. Actors and especially actresses from across the world step out to make headline-worthy entries at the film festival every year. Not lagging behind, Bollywood actresses representing various brands head out at Cannes to get their share of fashion attention – and the most well-known to make statement appearances at Cannes is none other than Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

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To stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Camila Coehlo’s Cannes 2018 red carpet outfit that wowed everyone with a price tag of $1 million, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan picked a beautiful butterfly-inspired dress designed by designer Michael Cinco – which took 3000 hours to make. The purple-violet dress that the former Miss Universe wore at Cannes 2018 was inspired from the designs on a butterfly. The dress is covered in millions of Swarovski crystals right from top and down to the 20-foot-long train that continues the butterfly-inspired design. While we are unaware about how much this dress costs, we know that the designer spent 3000 hours to create this masterpiece, making waves in the fashion industry.

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Cinco said during an interview with Harper Bazaar that “most of the work went into making sure the dress was a perfect fit for the stylish actress. We worked closely with Aishwarya and her team in creating the perfect fit and making minor alterations to best suit her.” This isn’t the first time that Cinco has worked for Aishwarya’s style statement at Cannes – rather, her stunning appearance at Cannes last year with Cinderella-esque blue ball gown was also designed by Michael Cinco; but this year’s red carpet outfit is definitely a style statement that is to linger.

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