The annual Star Magic Ball had been the most-anticipated and most glamorous showbiz event for 11 years. The brightest names and prettiest faces of ABS-CBN would gather for a night of glitz and glamour, gracing the red carpet with their couture gowns and suits designed by the country’s most talented fashion designers.
At its final edition (a bigger and more inclusive ABS-CBN Ball would be born come 2018), the hottest Kapamilya artists showed up clad in their own interpretation of the “black and white” theme.
In the gallery, look back at the chicest, best-dressed Kapamilyas who stood out on the red carpet.
Unlike last year’s matte and minimalist trend, the year 2017 saw female stars back to their sparkling, bejewelled game. Always one of the most gorgeous attendees, Kathryn Bernardo arrived in a fully embellished frock that bared her beautiful décolletage, just the right amount of sexiness for the then-21-year-old actress. Of course, she was escorted by Daniel Padilla, who didn’t play it safe for the last time by going for a velvet coat.
Kim Chiu and Erich Gonzales shone like goddesses in sparkly numbers as well.
However, a few veered away from the exquisitely beaded, shimmery frocks and still made a mark, such as Jodi Sta. Maria in a black gown with minimal details.
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach chose to stand out in a sultry off-shouldered lace dress with a high slit and crystal embellishments. She sported a sleek bob-cut hairstyle that gave her look an edgier twist.
As for the gentlemen, Star Magic Ball veterans like Piolo Pascual and Jericho Rosales adhered to the black-and-white dress code, opting for classic suits.
This year, the ABS-CBN Ball embarks on a new chapter that celebrates stories of gratitude and togetherness shared by the whole Kapamilya community – artists, employees, and collaborators.
Watch out for the grandest showbiz affair of the year! The ABS-CBN Ball 2023 happens on September 30 for the benefit of the ABS-CBN Foundation.