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Carson Kressley Wore Custom Francis Libiran to Miss Universe

The Filipino pride continues!
Carson Kressley Wore Custom Francis Libiran to Miss Universe
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The Filipino pride continues!

While we're all still riding the high of Catriona Gray's Miss Universe win, it seems we have one more reason to be proud. It's no secret that quite a number of the pageant's contestants wore Filipino designers for the preliminary evening gown portion, but apparently it doesn't stop there.

Even Carson Kressley, one of the night's hosts and the competition's fashion expert, enlisted the famous art deco connoisseur and designer Francis Libiran's help with a custom suit for the big night. "Carson and his personal style team reached out to me months ago and asked if I would be keen to design an outfit for Carson to wear to the event," Francis tells Preview. "They sent me a photo of a suit I made for myself as a peg—the one I wore during the curtain call of the World Class fashion show at Waterfront in Cebu last October."

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Carson easily caught our eye with his silver studded suit jacket. "I drew inspiration from the classic smoking jacket silhouettes and merged it with my signature Art Deco embroidery, intricately embellished with beads and fine crystals." Francis explains. Carson wore his suit with a classic white button-up, with a black bow tie, letting his sparkly jacket do all the talking. "He just wanted it to be one-of-a-kind, perfect for the most beautiful day in the Universe," the designer adds, and boy did he deliver on Carson's request!

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