For the first time in history, stars have walked the red carpet for the much-awaited 2022 GMA Gala Night—and as expected, it was nothing short of oohs and ahs. Clad in their most jaw-dropping looks that channeled Old Hollywood glamour, some of the biggest and brightest talents have gathered to celebrate GMA Network's 72nd anniversary. Naturally, everyone dressed to the nines and attempted their absolute best to nail the black-and-white dress code. And while it might seem easy to do so when you have an entire glam team to get you dolled up, standing out in a sea of meticulously dressed celebrities takes immense star power and sartorial prowess. Below, we list down the 10 best-dressed stars of the night who stole the spotlight and ruled over the red carpet.
Preview's Best Dressed List at the 2022 GMA Gala Night
1. Heart Evangelista
Let's start with the obvious: When Heart Evangelista enters a room, time freezes and everyone stops to take a look. The exact thing happened when she showed up on the red carpet in her all-black Ashi Studio gown featuring sleeves reminiscent of a Filipiniana. True to the theme, her dress comes with a fringed skirt that introduces a flapper girl twist and a low scoop neckline that shows off her décolletage, which she so gorgeously adorned with her exorbitant Bulgari jewelry.
2. Celeste Cortesi
Can't say we expect anything less from this year's Miss Universe-Philippines titleholder. Celeste Cortesi's scene-stealing Anthony Ramirez gown was definitely an unforgettable fashion moment on the red carpet as the beauty queen turned heads clad in the evening's most hubadera number. The sheer cut-out gown peppered with rhinestones and the way she carried it with utmost grace left everyone's jaws on the floor.
3. Kate Valdez
Make no mistake—this isn't a list of the evening's best dresses, but rather, the best dressed stars of the evening. One of the guests who took our breath away as she sashayed down the red carpet was Kate Valdez, who opted out of the usual gowns and defied the norm in her white pinstripe suit. Even her hairstyle and accessory game brought us back to the '20s!
4. Jasmine Curtis-Smith
Jasmine Curtis-Smith's custom Vania Romoff gown demonstrated the elegance of restraint. The actress' interpretation of Old Hollywood glamour featured some of the era’s most classic and timeless details, including a velvet bodice with a peekaboo cutout and a drop-waisted bubble skirt in luxe dupioni silk fabric.
5. Gabbi Garcia
Also in Vania Romoff, Gabbi Garcia went for an unconventional silhouette and easily stood out in a crowd of body-hugging gowns. Hers was a voluminous, empire cut dress with a draped, larger-than-life bow detail at the back. A clever way to add heaps of drama to her red carpet entrance!
6. Ysabel Ortega
Ysabel Ortega pulled inspiration from Audrey Hepburn for her gala look, choosing a Val Taguba creation that's chic, minimalist, and at the same time princess-worthy. Her all-white ball gown was intricately embellished with dainty pearls, which she teamed with a high bun and a set of sparklers from JMA Jewelry to further up the ante.
7. Julie Anne San Jose
Arriving in a gorgeous Mark Bumgarner gown, Julie Anne San Jose's choice of a black dress isn’t your average evening gown, what with its sweetheart neckline and corset-like bodice that seamlessly cascade into a full ball skirt embellished with ostrich feathers. We especially love how she finished her red carpet look with an eye-catching diamond-and-emerald jewelry set from Diagold Jewelry for an opulent touch.
8. Kyline Alcantara
She may be young, but Kyline Alcantara surely knows how to turn heads. The Gen Z star dazzled in a black gown by David Koma, which features a crystal-laden ribbon atop her dress' plunging neckline. To add more Old Hollywood flair to her column gown, she turned things up a notch with a cape by Steph Tan Couture and a pair of Versace platform heels.
9. Michelle Dee
Another chic hubadera gown that caught our eye on the red carpet was Michelle Dee's Francis Libiran number. The beauty queen was a vision in silver, swathed in a sultry cut-out frock rendered in sequins. She finished off her look with a slightly wet and tousled lob that further gave off an effortlessly ethereal vibe that didn't need to try too hard in order to stand out.
10. Marian Rivera
Of course, this list won't be complete without GMA network's primetime queen, Marian Rivera, who gave justice to her royal monicker in a regal-looking Ralph & Russo pleated-tulle silk ball gown. The actress gathered her long locks in a bun for a subtle show of skin, exposing her sexy collarbones and allowing her stunning designer dress and Chaumet jewelry to take centerstage. Elegance in its truest form!
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