Celebrities who wore Francis Libiran at Star Magic Ball 2017

by Nikko Tuazon
Oct 1, 2017
Arci Munoz, Darren Espanto, and Kisses Delavin wore Francis Libiran at Star Magic Ball 2017.

Francis Libiran turned the red carpet of Star Magic Ball 2017 to his very own runway.

At least a dozen Kapamilya star wore his creations during the ball's 11th edition held at the Rizal ballroom of Shangri-La Makati on Saturday night, September 30.

But the number, he said, was actually "lesser than the past years'."

In an interview held a few days before the ball, he told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), "For the past years, we’ve been dressing up a lot. Sabi ko talaga, this year, I’m gonna dress up a few lang."

He chose "the ones I had a good relationship with, like Kisses Delavin."

Francis designed the young star's massive debut gown, and created something fresh and different for the ball.

Kissed was speechless when asked to describe her dress.

She said, "Yung totoo, hindi ko po talaga ma-put to words kasi ang tagal-tagal na pinaghandaan 'to ni Sir Francis Libiran.

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"After pa lang ng debut ko, he's already conceptualizing this gown."

The former Pinoy Big Brother housemate actually felt a little emotional during her last fitting.

"This is fully embroidered, and it's full of stones...laser-cut appliques.

"Sobrang na-touch ako na he really put effort sa gown na 'to.

"And he told me na, 'I'm gonna make you look beautiful there!'"

She added, "Every fitting, he addded something up on my gown to make it more special.

"Kaya kanina, nung last fitting na, naiiyak na ako kasi I feel so happy that he entrusted me with this such beautiful creation."

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Arci Muñoz wore a sheer, illusion gown fully embellished with Swarovski crystals.

The Kapamilya actress said she was very much involved in the design.

Arci told PEP, "[Francis and I] did a collab... it's my concept but put his imagination in it as well.

"I just really wanna be myself to night, that's why I'm baring it all. Swarovski lang siya."

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Bela Padilla looked gorgeous in her pleated gown, which clung perfectly to her curves.

Sue Ramirez donned a column gown with Francis's signature art-deco details.

The young actress remarked, "I just wholeheartedly trust Francis. I'm a big fan of his work so yeah, I'm very happy."

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Vicki Rushton wore a feathered skirt and crystal-embellished bustier.

Tippy dos Santos kept it simple and wore a strapless black ball gown.

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Meanwhile, a number of dapper men also donned his suits, which, Francis said are usually "very defined, there's something different."

When asked how he arrives at those unique details on either the cut or fabric, he said, "I would always look at myself when designing for men.

"'How do I want to look?'

"There’s a border between wearable and too avant garde. May line between iba yung iniisip. Baka isipin, iba yung gender nila."

Singer/actor Elmo Magalona

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Model-actor Daniel Matsunaga

Enzo Pineda

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Pusong Ligaw actor Diego Loyzaga

Actor/performer Inigo Pascual

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Darren Espanto, The Voice Kids PH Season 1 runner-up...

2Cool 2Be 4gotten star Khalil Ramos

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But more than the design, Francis said it's the "confidence" that gives a dress the wow factor.

"The star has to like it. The star has to be confident."

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