Local celebrities are styled as Hollywood movie icons for Velvet exhibit

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Jewel Mische (left) looks pensive before her transformation into Coco Before Chanel. Kim Chiu (right), is being made up to look like Natalie Portman in Black Swan.


Kapamilya and Kapuso stars joined cable channel Velvet for its annual tribute to the Oscars titled, The Best of Hollywood: A Tribute Exhibit.

On its third year, the annual event challenged 15 teams—composed of photographer, stylist and hair/makeup artist—to "create a fashion story based on a Hollywood movie."

The creative collaboration must transform local celebrities into fashion or movie icons inspired by a character or characters from an award-winning movie assigned to the team.

Movie stars who participated in the competition were Bea Alonzo, Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, Empress Schuck, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Jewel Mische, Julia Montes, Empress Schuck, Megan Young, Fabio Ide, Daniel Matsunaga, Dennis Trillo, and John Lloyd Cruz.

Joining them were socialite Tessa Prieto-Valdes, The Amazing Race Asia Season 4 winners Richard Hardin and Richard Herrera, Team Azkals' Anton del Rosario and Christopher Camcam, fashion models Tweetie de Leon and Hideo Muraoka.

Mia Ayesa, Diego Castro, Lance Howard, Bianca Roque, Mai Kauffman, Rocio Robles, Vania Romoff, Mitch Malili, Robbie Carmona, Eric Cua, and Stephen Ku were also featured in the 15 photographs.

THE UNVEILING. The photographs were unveiled last night, February 24, at the Archaeology Wing of the Power Plant Mall in Makati City.

The gold award was won by John Lloyd's team, who did Robert Downey's Sherlock Holmes.

Jewel's team, who was assigned Coco Before Chanel, bagged the silver award.

Kim's team, who interpreted Natalie Portman's Black Swan, grabbed the bronze award.

The Pond's Gold Award and Best in Makeup was presented to the team of Dennis and Julia, for its version of Alice in Wonderland.

The award for Best in Production Design was collected by Zsa Zsa's team, for its recreation of Burlesque.

Velvet also presented the "Bagay na Bagay" award to Kim Chiu for owning the look of a lead character in the movie.

Awards were also given to Daniel Matsunaga, Fabio Ide, Hideo Muraoka, and Deny Barros who did a good job on their take on The Untouchables.

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The exhibit is open to the public starting today, February 25, at the Archeology Wing of Power Plant Mall.


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