Slater, Venus to be part of Libiran gala

Posted at 09/28/12 12:38 PM

MANILA, Philippines – “Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited” grand winner Slater Young and Miss Universe 2010 fourth runner-up Venus Raj are among the celebrities who will walk down the runway at designer Francis Libiran’s first gala show tonight (September 28).

Slater Young. File photo

Titled “100: The Francis Libiran Fashion Gala,” the show is part of the centennial celebration of the Manila Hotel.

Aside from Young and Raj, other stars who will strut the runway wearing Libiran creations include hosts Raymond Gutierrez and Megan Young, models Daniel Matsunaga, Fabio Ide and Rima Ostwani, socialite Divine Lee and Azkals player Anton del Rosario.

In a previous interview, Libiran said his first gala show will feature modern twists on the Filipiniana dress to keep up with the look and feel of Manila Hotel, which is a historical landmark.

“It’s for the first 100 years of Manila Hotel,” he said. “It’s my first gala show, it’s the first time that they’ll (Manila Hotel) do this).”

Libiran is known for making dresses for local celebrities as well as “America’s Next Top Model” host Tyra Banks.