Anne Curtis, Bianca Gonzalez, Venus Raj & Liz Uy + top models at the Philippine Fashion Ball

Manila’s most stylish feted industry icons with a bold, black-and-white bash.


Manila’s most fashionable in black-and-white chic. Click for more.


( Garbed in all-glam black and white, the night’s motif, Manila’s most beautiful transformed the Peninsula Manila ballroom into a catwalk on Monday, August 15, to celebrate the Professional Models Association of the Philippines’ (PMAP) 25th anniversary, as well as to recognize some the biggest names in fashion.

Designers, stylists, hair and beauty experts, photographers, fashion show directors, models and magazine editors honored industry’s icons like Patrick Rosas (beauty/makeup), Henri Calayag (beauty/ hair design), Marina Benipayo (modelling), Jun de Leon (photography), Joey Espino (mentorship), Jackie Aquino (fashion direction), Inno Sotto (fashion design) and Josie Cruz Natori (Lifetime Achievement award).

Past PMAP presidents were also honored and given special awards, namely, Ronnie Asuncion, Tweetie de Leon Gonzalez, Apples Aberin, Denden Abesamis, Grace Molina, Baba Parma, Rissa Mananquil, and Ariel Atendido. Current PMAP president Phoemela Baranda also received the award. Also dressed to the nines were TV host and model Anne Curtis with Erwan Heussaff, beauty queen Venus Raj, TV host Bianca Gonzalez and celebrity stylist Liz Uy.



Photos by Mark Ryan Alvarez, Rhett Eala and Bethoven Filomeno



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