ABS-CBN Ball has been the most prestigious and most-awaited annual affair in Philippine showbiz. This ball, formerly known as Star Magic Ball, became the avenue for celebrities to showcase their fashion statements on the glitzy red-carpet event. During this time is when people anticipate the best-dressed celebrities and, for some reason or another, the worst-dressed.
Given the stature of celebrities in the industry, they are definitely expected to flaunt their best attire—and the brilliant designer behind their apparel—during the night. Many people are looking forward in examining the gentlemanly suits and glamorous long gowns worn by their favorite celebrities. And when a particular outfit doesn’t meet these fans’ expectations, it will surely be the latest gossip the following days.
Sadly, one of the country’s darlings fell short of these fanatics’ hopes.
During the ball, Kapamilya actress Kathryn Bernardo wore a body-hugging backless white gown, which really showed her assets. The gown fit Kathryn very well and it highlighted her features especially with its full-length long sleeves. Kathryn’s gown was made by Jun Escario. Indeed, she looked elegant and classy with her dress.
But netizens did not miss the fact that it looked very much alike to the gown worn by Kapuso superstar, Marian Rivera, during the Guillermo Mendoza Awards. Because of the similarities of the gown, self-proclaimed critics accused Kathryn of copying Marian’s style. Marian became remarkable with the dress she wore, thus, there are people who assumed that Kathryn wanted the same amount of attention.
However, the Kapuso queen defended Kathryn and said that there should not be an issue. Marian commented on a post and clarified the fact that they wore the same dress.
“Hi, to those asking me if the mag-ate, Marian and Kath wore the same dress, NO, hindi po! Same color Yes but different designer, different style and cuts. Both are stunning, no comparison just don’t mind all the bashers in FP’s page… So good vibes lang dapat.”
Here are the comments from the netizens: