The grandeur that is the 9th Star Magic Ball gathered ABS-CBN's brightest stars at the Rizal Ballroom of Makati Shangri-La hotel last night, September 12.
This highly-anticipated celebrity event was truly a night of fashion, fun, and flair.
FASHION ROUNDUP. Reel and real-life couples led by Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, Kim Chiu and Xian Lim, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil added sparkle to the event.
KathNiel wore matching white outfits—with Kathryn looking so radiant in a body-hugging Michael Cinco dress and Daniel pulling off an all-white Joey Samson suit.
It was no surprise they emerged as the Best Dressed Couple of the night.
The Couple of the Night award went to Kim Chiu and Xian Lim, a.k.a. KimXi.
Kim shimmered in a Pepsi Herrera while Xian was a classic gentleman in his Francis Libiran suit.
Liza Soberano was the Belle of the Ball in her Michael Cinco gown.
Arriving with her Prince Charming Enrique Gil had all LizQuen fans giddy, "May forever!"
Among the real-life couples, Zanjoe Marudo and Bea Alonzo deserved applause. It's their 6th Star Magic Ball, and look, they also wore matching outfits!
Among the ladies, Dawn Zulueta was a showstopper in her Alexander McQueen dress. With her ageless beauty, who needs frills on the red carpet?
Likewise, in a sea of chiffon and lace gowns with intricate designs and bead work, the white ballgown of Julia Montes and Venus Raj were standouts. Thanks to their designers Albert Andrada and Joel Acebuche!
Sam Milby and Daniel Matsunaga both wore Francis Libiran, while Zanjoe Marudo donned a Comme des Garcon tuxedo. These three guys showed not all suits look the same.
Sam and Julia were hailed as Stars of the Night.
Denise Laurel was The Burt's Bees Charmer of the Night.
Jericho Rosales and wife Kim Jones won Moet and Chandon Fabulous Pair.
IN THE HOT SEAT. Some young celebrities, fresh from their ASAP in London show, found themselves in hot water.
Enrique Gil, who got involved in a drunken incident on board a London-bound plane, asked for an end to malicous comments about the controversy.
“Enough already,” he pleaded in a red carpet interview with the press.
The actress's mother, Didith Garvida, condemned fans of Enrique who bashed her daughter after Jessy posted meaningful messages about the incident in her Instagram account.
FAMILY AFFAIR. Meanwhile, on a lighter note, the night was also about family.
Piolo Pascual and son Iñigo arrived together. Piolo came in a Dior suit, while Iñigo wore Francis Libiran.
Gerald Anderson had his niece Lyra beside him when he walked down the red carpet.
Onscreen families also had a reunion.
The Lim family of Be Careful With My Heart—Janella Salvador, Jerome Ponce and Jodi Sta. Maria with son Thirdy—had a group photo.
A photo posted by Janella Salvador œ (@superjanella) onSep 12, 2015 at 7:47am PDT
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Some couples made their debut at the ball.
Real-life sweethearts Daniel Matsunaga and Erich Gonzales were one of the last couples to arrive.
The couple were clearly excited. Check out Daniel's post on Instagram:
A photo posted by Daniel Kenji Matsunaga (@dandanmatsunaga) onSep 12, 2015 at 3:34am PDT
Ejay Falcon was thrilled to finally have Ellen Adarna as his date. Ellen looked forward to her first Star Magic Ball and chose to suit up for her red carpet debut.
SOLO FLYERS. Stars of the Night Sam Milby and Julia Montes were dateless.
Other stars who walked the carpet on their own were Shaina Magdayao in a sultry John Herrera number, Julia Barretto in a Mark Bumgarrer gown, and Alex Gonzaga in a white Rajo Laurel pantsuit.
Maja Salvador, who wore Rajo Laurel, hushed questions about her relationship status.