Matteo Guidicelli looked dapper in a bespoke tuxedo on Tuesday, March 22, at The Brewery in Taguig.
The Kapamilya actor walked the ramp for New York-based Filipino designer Joseph Aloysius, who’s launching his menswear collection "A.Men."
But what he wore was no ordinary tux.
See those sparkling buttons?
Oh, there are nine of them...all diamonds!
Eight adorned the Tuxedo's sleeves, and the bigger one was placed on the coat's enclosure.
The Aloysius Diamond Tuxedo, which was also made of the finest Italian wool cashmere shell and silk lining, costs over a million pesos!
And Matteo was overwhelmed because Joseph chose him to wear it that evening.
“Astig talaga, thank you so much," the actor/singer exclaimed.
“He trusts me to wear his suit, not just the stones or the rocks are beautiful but the fit, yung fit talaga nung mga suit niya.
“He just called me, he said, ‘Matteo, I would love for you to wear my final piece,’ and then I said, ‘Yes, no problem for you.’”
Matteo has been part of Joseph’s A-list clientele since last year.
What he likes about the designer's pieces: “simple lang.”
He elaborated, “I don’t like yung top na colorful, sobrang detailed.
"More on simple and nicely made.
“I actually told my stylist to wear more of his pieces.”
Planning to buy a tux for you or your beau?
Here’s a tip from Matteo: “Dapat yung fit pa lang, it’s automatically nice and comfortable.
“It’s very hard to find a suit that’s very comfortable on you with no alterations.
“Kasi usually kapag may shoot minsan, usually may alterations pa 'yan, dapat yung tamang-tama, at maganda yung fit."
WHO IS JOSEPH ALOYSIUS? He started as a visual merchandiser for Giorgio Armani.
Today, he is known for his edgy artisan aesthetic but classic silhouettes.
His notable creations: Britney Spear’s renowned diamond bodysuit, Sex and the City’s Carrie’s wedding veil, and Gossip Girls' classic headband.
He also did some clothing pieces for Alden Richards and Tessa Prieto Valdez.
His recent client was Stephanie Henares, who wore his creation on her wedding.
Now if you want to be one of his clients, you're in for something unique.
“It really depends on their personality.
“If they really understand my aesthetic, then we will click.
“If other designers want to dress a certain person, I want the opposite.
“I want them to come, and be like, ‘I want him [Joseph] to dress me because his work is a certain thing,’ so that’s how I want it.”