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Balqees Fathi Wore This Dubai-Based Designer During a Musical Tribute to the UAE

She performed a musical medley to mark the UAE’s National Day, and Balqees Fathi made sure to give a sartorial nod to the country as she took to the stage last week at Burj Park. The Emirati-Yemeni songstress – and daughter of music icon – Ahmed Fathi rang in celebrations on December 2 at the Downtown destination, alongside Hussain Al Jasmi. For the occasion, the 30-year-old opted for an ultra-romantic, soft pink ballgown, courtesy of Dubai-based designer Michael Cinco, who originally hails from the Philippines.

With a full pleated skirt, and ornately embellished dress-coat-inspired bodice, the couture creation blended both a theatrical drama and an ethereal femininity, for a finish that ensured she certainly shone on stage. “Like cotton candy,” the Mabrouk singer captioned images of her ensemble, shared with her 8 million Instagram followers. The star teamed the design with a slicked-back high ponytail, complementary pink-shadowed lids and lips, and diamond, snowflake-shaped earrings. Fathi also adorned her shoulders with the Emirati flag during her performance, which took place on the UAE’s 47th National Day.

Fathi has a well-documented track record of upping the ante on glamour during performances. For instance, in July, the singer made her first appearance since welcoming her baby boy in May, at Oman’s Salalah Tourism Festival 2018, wearing a voluminous fairytale gown by Azzi & Osta. Meanwhile, it’s hard to forget the floor-sweeping, ivory gown embellished with feathers from Christian Siriano she wore for a live duet with iconic tenor Andrea Bocelli in Abu Dhabi a couple of years back. We are already excited to see what she has in store next.

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