The ABS-CBN Ball 2019 takes Pinoy Pride to a new level with Filipiniana as the night's theme.
Weeks before the much-awaited event, celebrities were already expected to dazzle at the red carpet with their fresh and fearless takes on traditional Filipino garb.
Here are the A-listers who proved they are Pinoy and proud by slaying the red carpet with much class and glam.
Kathryn Bernardo took everyone's breath away with her fuschia pink terno by Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco.
“Actually si Michael lang nag-design and I said I want something with the indigenous print,” the Kapamilya star tells PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal).
Michael also designed Kathryn’s black outfit during the Star Magic Ball in 2016 and the white gown that won her the best-dressed title in 2015.
The 'Queen of Record-Breaking Movies' was styled by Jan Aranilla. Her glam team includes Justine del Rosario for make-up and Chris Rodil for hair.
Liza Soberano’s shimmering white column-cut gown emulated the actress’s classy persona. In an interview with Metro channel, she said that her designer, Patricia Santos, conceptualized it with the Barong Tagalog in mind.
"This was inspired by the Barong Tagalog, so the details are all inspired by the Barong Tagalog," the Kapamliya star explains. "But we also added the Filipiniana touch with the sleeves."
Celebrity stylist Perry Tabora helped dress her up for the event. Mickey See was in charge of her make-up. Meanwhile, Raymond Santiago styled her hair in a bun.
Kim Chiu stepped into the ball in royal fashion with her white serpentine-cut terno gown made by Benj Leguiab IV. It is hard enough to move around in a serpentine-cut terno but Kim did it with elegance and class.
In his Instagram post uploaded on September 14, the designer revealed that the gown is dubbed as "Traje De Magdalena" and inspired by the fierce Lioness of Filipina Agents, Magdalena Estiosta Leones.
For this look, Kim was styled by Adrianne Concepcion. Jake Galvez gave the Kapamilya actress a full-glam beauty look. Meanwhile, Mark Joseph Rone gave Kim a classy low bun hairstyle.
Nadine Lustre's all-red outfit aptly personified a modern Filipina—sophisticated and at the same time powerful. Her designer Michael Leyva was able to incorporate snazziness into the traditional terno with the use of glittery red textile and a thigh-high slit that flaunted the sexy actress's slender physique.
For this look, Nadine was styled by Joanna Garcia. The highlight of her red carpet beauty look is the touch of crystal on her lower lash line courtesy of her go-to make-up artist Jelly Eugenio. Meanwhile, hairstylist Paul Nebres gave the Viva talent a sleek straight hair with a middle part.
Vice Ganda is an 'unkabogable Carnival queen' in her majestic ivory white gown with gold details and colorful crystal embellishments created by designers Paul Cabral and Neric Beltran. Crown-maker Manny Halasan made a bejeweled golden crown to compliment Vice Ganda's red carpet look.
In an interview with Raymond Gutierrez for Metro Channel, the It's Showtime host stated that his look takes inspiration from "Manila Carnival Queen in the 1930s."
Vice Ganda sought the help of celebrity stylist Liz Uy to dress him up for the ball. Meanwhile, Emman Concepcion and Buern Rodriguez teamed up to make Vice Ganda's beauty look for the event.
Bea Alonzo was hailed Best Dressed of the Night Female at the ABS-CBN Ball in her black venus-cut gown designed by Jun Escario. Her Filipiniana, according to the actress, is a "modern rendition of the Balintawak dress."
The 31-year-old Kapamilya actress was styled by Pam Quinones and her style team at Qurator Studio. Make-up artist Ting Duque gave Bea a retro-glam make-up look. Meanwhile, Hairstylist Brent Sales added real red roses on Bea's low bun hairstyle to compliment her "Spanish señorita" beauty look.
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach came and slayed the runway with a daring Filipiniana gown made by Dubai-based Filipino designer Ezra Santos of Ezra Couture. The former beauty queen unleashed her "inner diva" in this printed ensemble. She was also styled by Pam Quinones with Leanne Ledesma and Mac Intia of Qurator Studio.
Celebrity make-up artist Mickey See gave Pia a nude lip and a subtle smokey eye makeup. Meanwhile, Bret Sales gave Pia a sleek ponytail.
Maja Salvador is a vision in this white asymmetrical Filipiniana by Puey Quinones. The 30-year-old Kapamilya actress effortlessly exuded elegance and sophistication in her immaculate white gown.
She was styled by Cath Sobrevega. Gela Laurel was in-charge of her make-up while Jay Wee have the Kapamilya actress a classy low bun hairstyle.
Anne Curtis opted for a "classic meets modern" Filipiniana by Mich Dulce. The oversized sheer butterfly sleeves are enough to make a statement on the red carpet. The designer's signature headpiece also complimented the over-all style.
The It's Showtime tapped make-up artist Robbie Pinera and hairstylist Raymond Santiago to be part of her ABS-CBN Ball glam squad.
Kylie Padilla is ethereal in her traje de mestiza-inspired custom gown by AJ Javier. The GMA-7 actress's went for a romantic and whimsical red carpet look as she attends the ball with her husband Aljur Abrenica. She completed her look with a black choker necklace, a minaudiére by Christopher Munar, and a pair of blush pink Manolo Blahnik Hangisi pumps.
For this look, Kylie was styled by Mayumi Seki. Her make up was done by Liah Roxas-Magundayao while her hair was made by George Moraca.
Maymay Entrata walked away with the "Belle of the Ball" award the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 wearing a detailed column gow by Dubai-based Filipino fashion designer Furne One.
According to the former Pinoy Big Brother housemate, the designer took inspiration from the prominent Filipino families in the Spanish era.
She told Raymond Gutierrez in an interview for the Metro channel, "Yung mga prominent na tao daw po ay ikinakasal sa Manila Cathedral, na sine-celebrate nila yung kasal nila."
Maymay was styled by Rain Dagala and Em Millan. Meanwhile, her glam team includes Owen Sarmiento for make-up and Jaymar Lahaylahay for hair.
Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa looked stunning in her black Cary Santiago Filipiniana for the ABS-CBN Ball. The intricate details of Kylie's Filipiniana, which looked like they were tattooed on her skin. According to Kylie, the designer's inspiration for the gown are "the tribal tattoos of the Philippines."
The former beauty queen-turned-actress was styled by Adrianne Concepcion. Anthea Bueno gave Kylie a soft, feminine make-up look. Meanwhile, Kiel Otilla gave the Los Bastardos star a wavy ponytail hairstyle.
Ylona Garcia is owning her title as this generation’s golden girl—literally! The teen actress stuns in a sequined two-piece Filipiniana by Michael Leyva. Ylona's golden ensemble was also a blend of Filipino and western fashion. The designer merged traditional elements of a Filipiniana with the western 1920s flapper style.
Ylona was styled by Myrrh Lao To and his style team. Anthea Bueno gave her a dewy, gold beauty look. Meanwhile, Hairstylist Ethan David gave the Star Magic talent a sleek, braided bun.
Beauty Gonzales is also a standout in her gray Cary Santiago terno. The avian detail made through a complicated fabric manipulation is the highlight of her Filipiniana gown.
Asked about the theme of her red carpet look, Beauty said, "I told him [Cary] na I really want to wear something about freedom, about Kadenang Ginto, about Bantay Bata 163, freedom for a good education, and freedom for good services... freedom for women's rights, freedom for SOGIE and everything. So, this is my theme tonight."
Make-up artist Carissa Cielo Medved dusted her lids and swiped her face with classic pearlized nude hues. Meanwhile, Jay Aquino gave the actress the classic low bun hairstyle.
It is safe to say that Michael Leyva was among the standout designers of the night as Janella Salvador hit the red carpet in his modern take on baro't saya. According to the designer, Janella was very much hands-on to achieve this modern Maria Clara-inspired gown.
Janella sought the help of celebrity stylist Perry Tabora to help dress her up for the ball. Meanwhile, make-up artist Mickey See and hairstylist John Valle teamed up for Janella's red carpet beauty look.
This year, ABS-CBN aims to raise funds for the benefit of Bantay Bata 163 and their Bantay Edukasyon Program "to help the children reach their dreams."
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