Filipino fashion spirit is alive at the Gold Gala in LA

Published May 24, 2022, 1:47 PM

by John Legaspi

Here’s what Filipino artists wore on the red carpet

In the US, May is observed as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, recognizing the history and the contributions of Americans hailed from the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. This year, the US-based non-profit group Gold House honors changemakers from the Asian American and Pacific Islander community with its first Gold Gala celebrating its 2022 A100 List in Los Angeles.

Among its special guest are actors Mindy Kaling, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding, Daniel Dae Kim, and Ashley Park, and fashion designers Prabal Gurung and Philip Lim. Also present during the event are a number of local artists and Fil-Am actors, some donning modern Filipiniana. Here’s what they wore:

G Töngi wearing Olpiana Andres barong ensemble with butterfly sleeves

Photo by @sthanlee/Instagram

Liza Soberano wearing a sheer black terno dress by Anthony Ramirez

Photo by @sthanlee/Instagram

Geena Rocero in an Urduja-inspired dress by Veejay Floresca

Photo by Stefanie Keenan

Timothy Granaderos Jr. (in The Mestizo LA) and Manny Jacinto wearing barong

Photo from @timothygranaderos

Bella Poarch wearing Jason Wu

Photo from @bellapoarch/Instagram

Rain Valdez wearing Steven Khalil

Photo by @sthanlee/Instagram

James Reid donning a gilded suit

Photo by @sthanlee/Instagram

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