Marian Rivera channels Grace Kelly at GMA's Thanksgiving Gala Night

by Nikko Tuazon
Jul 30, 2022
Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera
Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes make a grand entrance at GMA Thanksgiving Gala Night held on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Shangri-La at the Fort, Taguig.
PHOTO/S: Pau Guevarra

GMA-7's Prime-Time Queen Marian Rivera shows what elegance is all about at the GMA Thanksgiving Gala Night held on Saturday night, July 30, at the grand ballroom of Shangri-La at the Fort in Taguig.

Channeling American actress turned princess Grace Kelly in her layered black Ralph & Russo ball gown, Marian completes her outfit with a pair of Christian Louboutin PVC and glitter leather Very Strass embellished peep toe pumps.

Marian's pleated-tulle silk ball gown is priced at USD21,943 or around PHP1,214,665.74 at editorialist.com. Her high heels, on the other hand, is priced at USD711 or around PHP39,357.76 in luxurycloset.com.

In case you didn't know, Grace Kelly was one of Hollywood's golden girls in the 50s before she became a princess after marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco.

Marian was styled by Melville Sy, Maita Baello, and Shark Tanael of Studio24C for the Kapuso network's charity event. It was Melville who revealed that Grace Kelly was the inspiration behind Marian's red-carpet look.

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Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera

"We want her to look simple, elegant, and timeless," the stylist tells PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an exclusive interview.

He adds, "Marian already knows what she wants and what will work with her body type and her frame.

"I presented her several pegs—international and local red carpet style inspirationsto choose from so we can gauge what silhouette she wants to try."

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Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera

Marian's makeup artist is Steven Doloso, while her hairstylist is Vien Nueva.

Meanwhile, Dingdong Dantes wears a classic black and white suit, with a pair of lace-up shoes from Louis Vuitton.

Melville says, "Dong is very specific with the fit. But having styled him for red carpets, we always go for the classic fit and debonaire style."

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Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera

GMA-7 organized the gala night to celebrate the network's 72nd anniversary.

The gala night also doubled as a fund-raising event for the Kapuso Foundation's classroom reconstruction projects. One of the beneficiaries is the Typhoon Odette-stricken Magallanes Elementary School on Limasawa Island in Leyte.

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Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes make a grand entrance at GMA Thanksgiving Gala Night held on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Shangri-La at the Fort, Taguig.
PHOTO/S: Pau Guevarra
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