Rajo Laurel is an industry veteran who has dressed numerous celebrities, including fashion mogul and model Tyra Banks, who wore a glitzy dress from his famous Pintados gown collection. Inspired by the tattooed indigenous Filipino warriors from the Visayan islands, Rajo stepped up the painted patterns using a gold scheme on his creations. Below are some of the stars we've spotted sparkling in Rajo's Pintados collection:
1. Tyra Banks
Former America's Next Top Model (ANTM) host Tyra Banks wore Rajo for the finale episode of ANTM Cycle 18. It's actually the third Rajo-designed piece that the supermodel has worn.
2. Maja Salvador
The actress looked stunning in this mosaic gown by Rajo, which she wore with luxurious waves that evoked old Hollywoon glam!
3. Natalia Zakhrova
Murad Osmann is the photographer behind the Follow Me To series on Instagram. Whenever he and his wife Natalia Zakharova travel to a different country, the latter makes sure she wears a local designer that would best complement the backdrop featured in their photos.
4. Kylie Versoza
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Rajo has been known to envision gowns our beauty queens could wear during their competitions, as he did with Venus Raj and Shamcey Supsup. Similarly, he designed a one-of-a-kind Pintados ensemble worn by Miss International 2015 Kylie Versoza as her national costume. In his blog, he narrates his experience, "I wanted to do something modern and fresh. I wanted to make a national costume that would speak to today’s generation."
5. Dayanara Torres
Rajo's latest muse is Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres, who looked utterly ethereal in his famous Pintados gown embellished with bamboo metal beads. The beauty queen wore the dress when she returned to the Philippines as a judge for the Miss Universe 2016 preliminary rounds.