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All the Michael Cinco Gowns Celebs Wore at the Star Magic Ball

Worn by Liza Soberano, Kathryn Bernardo, and more!
All the Michael Cinco Gowns Celebs Wore at the Star Magic Ball
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ILLUSTRATOR Gab Gutierrez
Worn by Liza Soberano, Kathryn Bernardo, and more!

The mere mention of Michael Cinco’s name is enough to raise the subject of best dressed lists and unapologetically grandiose couture gowns characterized by masterful techniques and an intricate eye for detail. He’s an impalpable designer through and through, which brings us no surprise as to why celebrities—both here and abroad—are clamoring to wear his creations. Locally, every year at the Star Magic Ball, we eagerly await for his next muse to walk down the red carpet.

That said, in light of tomorrow’s much-anticipated event, here’s a quick rundown of all the lucky stars the talented Michael Cinco has dressed before:

Anne Curtis (2009)

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The first time that a Michael Cinco creation has appeared on the Star Magic Ball red carpet was eight years ago—and worn by Anne Curtis, no less! It was a black, '50s-inspired ball gown cinched with a belt, which she so fittingly paired with retro glam waves and bright, cherry red lipstick. Suffice to say, she went home with the Most Glamorous Celebrity award that night.

Anne Curtis (2010)

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Anne’s last Star Magic Ball appearance (and our most favorite to date) was in 2010 when she wore yet again another showstopper by the Dubai-based designer. The actress took a risky fashion gamble by showing up on the red carpet in a white feathered frock with a fringed ‘do and a dark plum lip to boot—and as most of us already know, it was the winning look that earned her the Most Glamorous Celebrity of the Night award for two consecutive years.

Bea Alonzo (2010)

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Another celebrity who graced the ball that year clad in Michael Cinco was Bea Alonzo. The mestiza beauty opted for a strapless black gown that showed off the designer’s penchant for intricate embellishments. Love!

Julia Barretto (2013)

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After Michael’s two-year hiatus from dressing the stars for the Star Magic Ball, Julia Barretto stole the spotlight in 2013 wearing a cream-colored number from his Impalpable Dream of Russia collection. The red carpet did not fall short of oohs and aahs as soon as she entered the room in her voluminous ball gown decked out with hand-sewn petal appliques. It was a fairytale moment definitely worth remembering!

Julia Barretto (2016)

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A departure from her princess-y frock in 2013, a grownup Julia appeared before our eyes in 2016 and successfully nabbed a spot on our best dressed list sporting another Michael Cinco creation. This time around, she chose to go down the sultry road with an intricately beaded black-and-nude gown that fit her like a glove.

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Liza Soberano (2015)

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Before millennial pink was even a thing, Liza Soberano first had everyone floored with the daintiest blush pink ball gown made by the Dubai-based designer. The teen star kept things sweet with a simple white minaudiere and with her long, wavy hair down.

Liza Soberano (2016)

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How this fully-beaded dove grey dress broke the internet last year is pretty self-explanatory. The classic silhouette hugged Liza’s body in all the right places, and the minimalist styling (which rightfully allowed the Michael Cinco masterpiece to take center stage) sealed the deal and got her the Best Dressed Female award.

Kathryn Bernardo (2015)

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When we first heard that Michael Cinco would be designing Kathryn Bernardo’s Star Magic Ball outfit back in 2015, we were expecting a fairytale-worthy ball gown for the Teen Queen. But—surprise, surprise!—Kathryn walked down the red carpet looking like a vision in white in this fabulously hand-sewn serpentine dress, a far cry from the usually sweet look that her fans are used to.

Kathryn Bernardo (2016)

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A stark contrast from her 2015 red carpet look, Kathryn switched to the dark side and opted for a black strapless frock the following year—the big, dramatic skirt was still nowhere to be seen. Sleek was the name of her style game, and the teen star slayed it like the queen that she is.  

Who’s your favorite Michael Cinco muse so far? Share with us your thoughts in the comment box below!

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