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BEVERLY HILLS—We were so proud to be Pinoy when we saw some of our talented and outstanding Filipino fashion designers make their presence felt in the recently concluded 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Read on for details, then check out the slide show below for a glimpse of the stars and what they wore.
FILIPINO DESIGNS ON THE RED CARPET
Monique Lhuillier, Oliver Tolentino, and Alan Del Rosario all displayed their original creations on the red carpet of the Golden Globes.
Monique Lhuillier dressed up Ringer star Sarah Michelle Gellar in an eye-catching yet playful ink-swirl blue-and-white gown that was made heads turn on the red carpet.
Oliver Tolentino, who is making a name for himself as an eco-friendly fashion designer, created a beaded green piña gown for Stuart Brazell, host of This Week in Reality TV and lead correspondent of ABC’s On the Red Carpet show.
Former Miss Universe-turned-journalist Margaret Gardiner from South Africa donned a very feminine and romantic sleeveless beige gown made of lacy material, also created by Oliver.
Oliver also created a whimsical burgundy dress for my daughter, Ella, and a mint green long gown for my other daughter, Nikki, who both attended the Globes. Oliver also made a dashing suede tux for my hubby, Ruben, who received compliments on his special Tolentino outfit from Golden Globe winner George Clooney! As for this columnist, fashion designer Alan Del Rosario created a beaded, sleeveless, and layered burgundy-and-purple gown for the occasion.
Ironically, it was the first time that the two Oscar Designer Challenge finalists—Alan (2009) and Oliver (2010)—met. The two award-winning fashion designers hit it off quickly and partied at the Globes with us, thrilling us with their good looks and gentlemanly charm.
Check out the slide show below for details on more highlights (plus photos of stars like Charlize Theron, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and more!
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(All photos used with permission from the photographers)