Isabelle Duterte is celebrating her 18th birthday tonight, January 19, at the Rigodon Ballroom of The Peninsula Manila in Makati City.
These past few weeks, the granddaughter of President Rodrigo Duterte had attracted the public’s attention with her extravagant pre-debut pictorial at Malacañang Palace and her save-the-date video shoot in Australia.
Now here’s a first look at our debutante.
Isabelle was pretty in pink.
Winn Ramos did her makeup; Allan Vicentico styled her hair.
With couture fashion as one of the main attractions of Isabelle’s pre-debut shoots, people looked forward to the designer gown that the eldest daughter of Paolo Duterte and ex-wife Lovelie Sangkola Sumera would wear to her grand party.
The young lady had worn a total of eight dresses—from the collections of Rica Rico, Rosenthal Tee, and Garimon Roferos—for the two shoots.
On her big night, she made a grand entrance in a voluminous gown designed by no less than Michael Cinco.
Before the party, event host Eco Sala posted on Facebook a photo of the debutante showing the gown's intricate bead work.