Filipino designers shine at the Golden Globes

Friday February 1, 2019

By: Janet Nepales   We are excited to debut our “On and Off the Red Carpet (Focus on fashion and women) column here in Manila Up with a flashback on how Filipino designers made us proud with their creations on the red carpet at the Golden Globes as well as at the after-parties. After Fil-Am actor Darren Criss won his first Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in Ryan Murphy’s awardwinning “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: An American Crime Story,” all the Pinoys went wild. Inside the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton, at the Fox Searchlight/FX Viewing Party, or those just coming in from the red carpet --- Filipinos rejoiced. It was like winning the lottery. Knowing that Darren just made history as being the first Fil-Am to grab that Golden Globe trophy, it was a double victory. Breaking ceilings in Hollywood is tough and when Darren acknowledged his Filipina mom from Cebu, the victory hit home. Aside from Darren, we were proud to see Filipino designers showing off their talents on Hollywood’s red carpet alongside the veterans. Monique Lhuillier alone had The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco, presenteractress Amber Heard, comedienne and nominee Sacha Baron Cohen’s wife Isla Fisher and actress Emmy Rossum proudly don her creations on Golden Globe night. Fashion designer Francis Libiran, who arrived at the Globes with husband and chef Christian Mark, his manager ArsiBaltazar and marketing and events manager Victor Harry Cruz Hartman, dressed up all of them in couture Libiran outfits for their Golden Globe appearance. We were also proudly wearing a royal blue Libiran creation and so was my husband, Ruben, in a burgundy tux. LA-based fashion designer Oliver Tolentino designed...... Read more on Full Issue!

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