Vogue Philippines’ first gala did not disappoint, especially with the attendance of these stars who wore an array of black and white ensembles.
There’s no denying that the Filipino fashion scene has had a resurgence, especially with the arrival of Vogue Philippines. Like what the late André Leon Talley once said, there was indeed a “famine of beauty” after several local publications folded in the recent years. But with Vogue now at the forefront, we are overjoyed with the contagious creative energy that once has seen its sunset.
If you think the welcome party had staggering looks that served, the gala was the crown jewel of it all. Whether it was a continuation of the previous night’s spirit of rewear or Filipino fashion, these people brought out their best. As the doors swung open for Vogue Philippines, so have these stars embraced them so willingly in a spectacle of contrasting black and white looks.
The woman of the hour, Chloe Magno, stuns in a beaded black dress by Anthony Ramirez.
Photographer Shaira Luna showed up in true vintage fashion with an archival frock by Jessica McClintock
This serves as your daily reminder that Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will always be the queen of extra in her Gucci ensemble and red mermaid waves.
Anne Curtis wore a sheer dress with beaded details by Carl Jan Cruz.
Nikki Huang of SSI Life wore a classic tubular evening gown made by Chris Nick styled with heirloom jewelry from her Lolas.
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray looked immaculate in a lace dress accentuated with hand-made white roses that were carefully crafted from recycled water bottles by Jaggy Glarino.
Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa brought all the drama and sultriness in her dress with dramatic sleeves by Mark Bumgarner.
Miss World 2013 Megan Young wore an embellished mesh cut-out dress by Marc Rancy.
Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Celeste Cortesi showed her toned figure in a velvet dress by Glademir Echaverre.
Milliner Mich Dulce looked divine in a black Vivienne Westwood dress, paired with a terno bolero and hat from her own collection.
Model LA Aguinaldo was in a white lace top and flared trousers by Neric Beltran, punctuated by a Louis Vuitton paint bucket bag.
Unfinished you say? Actor Jericho Rosales intentionally broke the black tie rule in a deconstructed two-piece suit by Jude Macasinag.
Alden Richards looked dapper as ever in a double-breasted suit by Dior.
VERN AND VERNIECE ENCISO
Vern and Verniece Enciso were the yin and yang of the Vogue Philippines gala in coordinating tuxedo dresses by Mark Bumgarner.
Newcomer Pam Prinster made sure all eyes were on her in a black dress with ruffled sleeves by Patty Ang.
Mandy Romero served old Hollywood glam in a black gown paired with gloves.
MARIAN RIVERA AND DINGDONG DANTES
Dazzling couple Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes never once failed on the red carpet. At the Vogue Philippines gala, Marian wore a Tom Ford ruffled gown while Dingdong was in a Ziggy Savella suit.
Actor Piolo Pascual kept it low-key in a white pinstripe suit and beaded necklace on the Vogue Philippines red carpet. And that charisma? Simply magnetic.
Eccentric as ever, young designer Jude Macasinag was a living, breathing art piece in his embroidered barong, plaid pajamas, an opera coat, lace gloves, and his embellished top made out of 5 centavo coins.
Photographer BJ Pascual look regal and romantic in a vintage Yohji Yamamoto suit, Issey Miyake pants, Job Dacon flower brooch, and boots by Balenciaga.