The creations of Filipino designers Monique Lhuillier and Oliver Tolentino continue to dazzle many people including Hollywood personalities. The two US-based designers were recently tapped by the stars to create their stunning outfits for the recently concluded 64th Primetime Emmy Awards night held at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 23 (US Time).
The Cebu-born couturier Lhuillier created a vibrant yellow tube-top ball dress for Emmy’s Best Supporting Actress Julie Bowen of the comedy series “Modern Family” while Lhuillier made a flattering orange strapless gown for “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi who was also present at the award’s night.
For “Once Upon A Time” actress Ginnifer Goodwin, Lhuillier made a lace orange number that matched her fair skin. Tolentino, on the other hand, dressed up “Big Bang Theory” star Melissa Rauch with an emerald green couture Venus cut chiffon gown. For Hollywood TV show “Extra’s” host Maria Menounos, Tolentino added an exceptional Pinoy touch by designing an eco-blue gown made of Piña fiber.
“It’s very nice and it’s very organic,’” Tolentino quoted Menounos as saying in a “Balitanghali” report aired on Tuesday. He added that the American TV host was very pleased that “Isang fitting lang talaga eh nakuha ko na yung sukat niya.”
The piña gowns available in his Los Angeles shop were all made in the Philippines.
“Hindi lang naman exposure para sa akin. Ang hinahabol ko talaga dito is I want the whole world to know that us Filipinos can create beautiful clothes using our local fabric, which is the piña,” Tolentino said in a previous “Umagang Kay Ganda” report.
Hollywood stylists have been visiting his shop in Los Angeles to check his designs with “The Voice” coach Cee Lo green as one of his regular customers.
(Story courtesy of Maureen Marie Belmonte of the Manila Bulletin)