All the details of Miss Universe 2022 R'Bonney Gabriel's winning look

by Frances Karmel S. Bravo
Jan 15, 2023
Miss Universe 2022, R'Bonney Gabriel winning look; design by Rian Fernandez
The newly crowned Miss Universe, R'Bonney Gabriel, is a stunner in her winning gown which was designed by Filipino fashion designer Rian Fernandez.
PHOTO/S: Screengrab from Instagram | @rianfernandez888

After fearlessly conquering the Miss Universe stage earlier today January 15, 2023 (Philippine time), the reign of USA candidate R'Bonney Gabriel as the title's successor officially begins.

Like all those who have triumphed before her, R'Bonney's winning appearance — all 8,000 stones and crystals — is one for the books.

R'Bonney Gabriel, Miss Universe 2022

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Much to the delight of Filipino fans, it was actually a compatriot who designed and led the team behind R'Bonney's evening gown, which eventually became the centerpoint of her first look as Miss Universe.

The Filipino-American titleholder's enigmatic ensemble was all thanks to Filipino fashion designer Rian Fernandez.

Miss Universe 2022, R'Bonney Gabriel winning look; design by Rian Fernandez

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DETAILS

Taking to Instagram, Rian describes his creation for R'Bonney as, 'PHENOMENAL QUEEN.'

His caption reads (published as is): "A velvety Rian Fernandez fully handcrafted figure-hugging deep neckline shoulder studded gown."

Miss Universe 2022, R'Bonney Gabriel winning look

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"The black color of the gown represents competence and sophistication.

"The gunmetal accents epitomize strength and remarkable resilience of @rbonneynola and power of the United States of America."

Miss Universe 2022, R'Bonney Gabriel winning look

"The black onyx and the glass mirror drops are symbols of reflection and self growth.

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"The fringe skirt depicts the movement of life with blue sapphire swarovski stones that stands for the new era of emerging women."

Miss Universe 2022, R'Bonney Gabriel winning look

"Truly this piece is a vivid portrayal of a phenomenal Queen!!!"

For over six years, Rian has been showcasing his masterpieces on the Miss Universe stage.

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Apart from R'Bonney's coronation nightgown, Rian also designed her preliminary gown which comes with a halter neckline, skin-baring cut-outs, and a detachable oversized cape shawl.

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The newly crowned Miss Universe, R'Bonney Gabriel, is a stunner in her winning gown which was designed by Filipino fashion designer Rian Fernandez.
PHOTO/S: Screengrab from Instagram | @rianfernandez888
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