She later mentioned the designer of her gown - Mr. Oliver Tolentino. He is the first Philiipines-based fashion designer who made it BIG in his chosen field abroad, Los Angeles to be exact. :)
Despite his fame abroad he does not forget his Filipino side. He uses Philippine materials for his gowns and other creations. He was one of the Top 9 finalists chosen to create a gown for the girls who will be bringing the Oscars Trophy during the 82nd Academy Awards. He made a dramatic gown made of pineapple fiber (pinya) and abaca.
Celebrities wearing Oliver Tolentino:
|Amber Riley of Glee|
|Sophia Bush of One Tree Hill|
|Arnel Pineda of Journey|
be proud PINOY! :)