By Rey Robes Ilagan
Today, fashion designer Michael Cinco sets another milestone in his career with the opening of his first-ever solo fashion exhibition at the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Past exhibitors at SCAD include Oscar dela Renta, Mary Katrantzou, Carolina Herrera, Vivienne Westwood, and Guo Pei. This also marks the museum’s first-ever Filipino designer to be on exhibit.
“I’m so honored and humbled from this amazing opportunity,” Cinco shares with Manila Bulletin Lifestyle. “One of the greatest achievements of a fashion designer is to have a solo exhibition of his work in a prestigious museum. So for me to be given this opportunity and to show my work in public is an impalpable dream come true.”
Entitled “Impalpable Couture,” Cinco’s exhibit is curated by SCAD Museum of Fashion + Film’s Rafael Gomes, who holds the title of director for fashion exhibitions, and displays exquisite gowns and dresses worn by Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Aishwarya Rai, Lady Gaga, and Sofia Vergara.
One of the greatest achievements of a fashion designer is to have a solo exhibition of his work in a prestigious museum.
“I got a message from my Facebook friend Jeffrey Felner, a very respectable fashion critic for the New York Times,” Cinco says. “And he told me that he recommended me to the SCAD director of fashion exhibition to have a solo exhibition in the US.”
After a while, Cinco, a 2014 presidential awardee for Outstanding Filipinos Overseas, got an email from Gomes announcing the museum’s interest to “exhibit couture gowns worn by famous celebrities in the red carpet, music videos, films, and concerts.”
The “Impalpable Couture” exhibit of Michael Cinco comes free with the cost of museum admission and runs until Jan. 5, 2020.