The event featured the attendance of personalities with the likes of Julia Montes, Sam Milby, Binibining Nicole Cordoves, Zephanie, and more
Celebrities and distinguished personalities gathered for the most-awaited Avignon Gala as it was to celebrate the beauty group’s first-ever publishing project: The Most Beautiful coffee table book. It’s a collection of inspiring stories from different muses, ambassadors, and VIP clients that exemplify why beauty is diversity, success is authenticity, and confidence is power. The event was also to give thanks to their loyal patrons, clients, and ambassadors.
Unsurprisingly, honored guests hit the red carpet in their best ensembles accompanied by noteworthy beauty entries. See how the celebrities in attendance interpreted the black-and-white formal theme.
Julia Montes proved that there is nothing quite as classic as a sleek finish of white fabric. Designed by Filipino brand LSW, the simplicity of the silhouette was elevated with an elegant touch of tulle trail. The result? An ethereal finish. Elsewhere, stylist Myrrh Lao To did not miss adding complementing yet noteworthy pieces of jewelry to complete her look.
Miss International Philippines 2021 Hannah Arnold showcased true elegance on the carpet as she arrived in an all-black ensemble by Manny Halasan. There was definitely a play on an Old Hollywood motif with noteworthy design details, such as a figure-hugging silhouette done with a polished construction. On the other hand, her side-partings are one beauty detail that helped encapsulate the timeless feel.
Take a cue from Gabby Concepcion on how to master timeless suiting at the gala. The veteran actor served a tasteful combination of inch-perfect tailoring with staples like a black button-up shirt and tailored trousers. To say the least, he proved that no attendee can ever go wrong with the red-carpet-approved classic.
Rocco Nacino and Melissa Gohing Nacino
Rocco Nacino and Melissa Gohing-Nacino are undeniably the show-stoppers at the gala. The actor made a serious case for the sleek dress code. His formula? Crisp white shirt, black slacks, and black suits. Meanwhile, the Filipina athlete graced the event wearing a chic black ensemble styled by Roco Arceo.
Actor and Avignon Clinic ambassador Sam Milby effortlessly captured the crowd’s attention at the gala. Clad in black and white suiting, the artist made a subtle creative turn by decorating his look with a bow tie. And let’s be honest, his look is the epitome of the understated cool—the kind that one can bring from date night to the red carpet.
Zephanie knows exactly how to stand out from the crowd. Styled by Ica Villanueva, the artist donned an elegant black ensemble. Her glam was also a true visual treat as her trusted celebrity makeup artist integrated a fresh yet angelic approach to red-carpet glam. The key point? The right play on pinks. To say the least, Zephanie definitely looked heavenly.
Bella Ysmael is a complete head-turner at the gala. Her entry? A sultry form-flattering piece styled by Regi Cruz. Alongside is her noteworthy glam by Guilliano Valenzuela. The celebrity makeup artist elevated the ever-popular latte look with shimmering disco-inspired eye makeup. More so, her beauty entry is the perfect balance of timeless glam and creative editorial.
Photography DANIEL TAN