Janella Salvador elevates the Maria Clara look

by FM Ganal
Sep 17, 2019
Actress Janella Salvador was a picture of class and sophistication in a gown designed by Michael Leyva, whose gowns stood out in this year's ABS-CBN Ball held on September 14, at Shangri-La at the Fort in Bonifacio Global City.
PHOTO/S: Nice Print Photography

Designer Michael Leyva was among the standout designers at this year's ABS-CBN Ball.

Janella Salvador, another celebrity muse of Michael that evening, presented class and sophistication in her ivory Maria Clara-inspired gown.

"It's a Maria Clara-inspired dress with puff sleeves," the designer revealed to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) through an exchange on Instagram direct messaging.

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"I wanna modernize the traditional Maria Clara, at the same time, show innovation on how it will be modern."

The gown was also a collaboration between him and Janella.

Michael added, "Janella knows what she wants initially. She wanted to look like Audrey Hepburn, which is very elegant and simple."

The fashion designer used piña fabric to create this gown.

Janella was styled by Perry Tabora. Make-up artist Mickey See and hairstylist John Valle rounded up her glam team for the night.

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The ABS-CBN Ball 2019 was for the benefit of Bantay Bata 163. This year, the foundation focused on raising funds for its Bantay Edukasyon Program.

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Actress Janella Salvador was a picture of class and sophistication in a gown designed by Michael Leyva, whose gowns stood out in this year's ABS-CBN Ball held on September 14, at Shangri-La at the Fort in Bonifacio Global City.
PHOTO/S: Nice Print Photography
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