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The 10 Best Dressed Celebrities at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Did your favorites make the cut?
The 10 Best Dressed Celebrities at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019
IMAGE Ryan Ong
Did your favorites make the cut?

You can bet the prospect of our nation's brightest stars dressing around the 2019 ABS-CBN Ball's theme of Modern Filipiniana 100% got us giddy. What better way to proudly show off the country's gifted couturiers, after all? And now that the big night has finally, finally arrived, our eager anticipation to see who really stole the show definitely wasn't for nothing. Here, in no particular order, our top 10 favorite looks of the ultra-glam evening.

1. Ylona Garcia

One of the very first to make her grand entrance, Ylona Garcia gave us serious Amorsolo painting meets The Great Gatsby vibes in shimmering gold-fringed Michael Leyva.

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2. Kisses Delavin

We held our breath as Kisses Delavin floated down the red carpet in buttercream-hued, one-shouldered Jot Losa. That single mutton-leg sleeve (a trend we're beginning to see form!) does so much.

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3. Sarah Lahbati

A complete stunner in exquisite, elegant drop-sleeved ivory Mark Bumgarner was Sarah Lahbati. We're swooning over her tri-strand pearl choker—a tasteful old-world touch!

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4. Bea Alonzo

Nothing beats an LBD, especially when it's as well-made as Bea Alonzo's asymmetrical Jun Escario. That intricate myriad of textures!

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5. Leila Alcasid

Talk about a total dream. Leila Alcasid's soft, wispy Vania Romoff had us walking on cloud 9. "The traditional piña fabric, which is entirely used for the top part of the dress, was manipulated in [out-of-the-box] ways, like pleating, constructing it into a bustier with an exposed corset, and forming it to continuous terno sleeves draping as a cape down to the back," stylist Danae Dipon shared. 

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6. Anne Curtis

Anne Curtis' quaint, quirky Mich Dulce ensemble even came with an adorable matching headpiece fit for an afternoon at the British horse races.

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7. Julia Barretto

Julia Barretto look positively sublime in custom Rajo Laurel. He wrote in an Instagram post: "This four-ply jusi terno has 12,000 individually hand-painted sampaguitas encrusted with the tiniest seed pearls and crystals."

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8. Kim Jones

Now this is deconstructed done right. Kim Jones wowed in cool, current Carl Jan Cruz and of-the-moment Bottega Veneta heels.

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9. Janella Salvador

There was a ton to love about Janella Salvador's Michael Leyva look: those statement arms, that low-cut, blazer-esque neckline, a full ball skirt, and (perhaps the piece de resistance) her dainty hair ribbon.

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10. Yassi Pressman

Fun fact: The masterful construction of Yassi Pressman's vibrant chartreuse dress is, according to designer Anthony Ramirez, an ode to the late National Artist Ramon Valera.

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