As the Star Magic Ball grew every year, its red carpet fashion had likewise evolved, hinged on the latest trends. Unlike the sparkly, bejewelled silhouettes in recent editions, the Star Magic Ball 2016 was marked by straightforward, feminine ball gowns with subtle to no beading.
Launch the gallery for a recap of the best looks and happenings at the 10th Star Magic Ball.
That year, Elisse Joson found her soulmate in McCoy de Leon inside the Pinoy Big Brother house. The two strutted the red carpet as a loveteam. And as romantic as her tale of romance shared with McCoy was Elisse’s refreshing, minimalist silk tube gown. The big bow at the back added delicate and refined sweetness to her overall look that was truly deserving of the “Belle of the Ball” award.
Loisa Andalio was then slowly taking her rightful place in the spotlight, and the annual red carpet, dressed in an elegant and eye-catching tube gown in black – no bedazzled element but with a structured and ultra-chic oversized bow.
Erich Gonzales likewise ditched the usual intricate laces and beadwork for a delicate off-shoulder silk ball gown in white. She was escorted by then-boyfriend Daniel Matsunaga.
With her track record of being one of the ball’s best dressed, Jodi Sta Maria stood out in an exquisitely structured voluminous frock in black. The delicate beadwork was just the right amount of dazzling and subtle.
Spectators saw how Miles Ocampo grew into a fine young lady, a star in her own right in a minimalist serpentine dress that perfectly hugged her ‘grown-up’ figure.
Shaina Magdayao has perfected her red carpet appearance by showing a little skin in a dreamy black dress with a plunging neckline and high slit – less drama but maximum appeal. Proof that she was one of the night’s most gorgeous is the fact that she stunned no less than the Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual.
Other ladies who lighted up the occasion with their simple yet elegant matte numbers were Maxene Magalona, Ria Atayde, and Arci Munoz.
As for the gentlemen, the white-coat fashion from yesteryear remained a classic choice in the Ball’s 2016 edition.
Romance was another reason why the Star Magic Ball 2016 was truly for the books, as it had the greatest number of loveteams and then-real-life couples in attendance including Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.
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.