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LOOK: MUPH queens, Andrea Brillantes, Francine Diaz at Michael Leyva's fashion show

By Camille Santiago Published Nov 15, 2021 4:40 pm

Michael Leyva's first pandemic fashion show was a star-studded affair to remember.

After more than a year of online events due to COVID, physical events are back. The celebrity designer, who is best known for his elegant couture bridal style and evening gowns, showcased his Bridal 2022 Collection called "Enchanted" last Sat, Nov. 13 at the Hilton Manila Grand Ballroom.

"Last night was another milestone for my career. My heart is full with gratitude to be the one to finally put up the very first physical fashion show again after almost 2 years here in Manila. To God be all the Glory," the designer wrote on Instagram.

In another post, he shared a tribute for his late brother, Brian, who was once a fashion designer like him.

"Sometimes I always question myself, how I was able to do all of this? The answer has always been YOU, Kuya Brian," Leyva wrote on Instagram. "I was literally crying last night, looking up thanking you kuya for everything you have done for me. You are the best angel God has given me," he added.

Present at the fashion show were Miss Universe Philippines 2021 winners Beatrice Luigi Gomez, Victoria Velasquez Vincent, Maureen Wroblewitz, and Steffi Aberasturi, who showcased a stunning array of wedding day looks for 2022 brides.

Lacy patterns, beading, and sheer paneling were staples in some of Leyva's pieces. Body-hugging silhouettes were also seen in the white dresses worn by the beauty queens, giving off sexy, romantic vibes.

Francine Diaz also graced the event in a princess-like lilac ballgown, which became a fairytale moment for the young actress.

And to close the fashion show, Saying Goodbye star Andrea Brillantes graced the runway wearing a bold red flouncy ballgown.

The actress shared on her social media, "Last night was truly spectacular. I used to only dream about walking down a runway, but to actually do it while wearing such a beautiful gown was such a humbling moment. Thank you so much @michaelleyva_ for having me last night. It was an honor to not only wear this magical piece, but to also close your fashion show. You have made a lot of women’s dreams a reality through your designs."

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