As expected from a buzz-worthy style star of today’s generation, Andrea Brillantes went all-out with her look for the ABS-CBN Ball 2023. Attending the annual event solo for the very first time, the Gen Z actress looked like absolute perfection as she marked the milestone in a sultry gown that left our jaws on the floor.
LOOK: Andrea Brillantes at the ABS-CBN Ball 2023
Dressed by her faithful stylist Eldzs Mejia, Andrea was clad in a fiery hot number by Michael Leyva. The embellished gown boasted a low-cut sweetheart neckline and a flattering thigh-high slit. A stunning vision in red, Andrea stood out from the sea of black and white outfits as she sashayed down the carpet in the bright ensemble. Completing Andrea’s look were custom platform heels by Doreen Odvina.
According to Andrea's stylist Eldzs, Andrea's team spent a total of 280 hours just to embellish the frock. "This [dress] is actually 280 hours worth of beading. It looks so simple but it took 30 days to produce. Weighed 30 lbs. and sparkling like there's no tomorrow," he wrote on Instagram, adding that 15 sewers and beaders had to manually bead 50,000 swarovski crystals.
For that additional touch of sparkle, the look was punctuated with a statement necklace, an exquisite diamond ring, a pair of dangling earrings from LVNA By Drake Dustin. Eldzs also revealed that the three items Andrea wore wore were valued at a whopping P320 million! In fact, the whole jewelry set was even named after the actress herself as The Blythe Ruby.
Andrea’s beauty look was also on par with her vivid dress, with a matte red pout and bold arches courtesy of Marben Talanay. Similarly, hairstylist RJ Dela Cruz stuck to the classic Hollywood glam look and arranged Andrea’s dark tresses into side-swept waves.
After making her grand entrance at the ball, Andrea revealed that she initially felt nervous about gracing the celebration without a date for the first time. “Una, kinabahan ako, of course. Pero you know, this is something new, this is something so refreshing to me and very empowering as well,” she shared.
Smiling to the cameras, she then added, “Actually, I just wanna have fun tonight. I wanna have the best night of my life tonight, ‘yun lang talaga ang goal ko.”
We hope you had a ball tonight, Andrea!