EXCLUSIVE: All the Details Behind Anji Salvacion’s Regal White Gown at the Star Magical Prom

EXCLUSIVE: All the Details Behind Anji Salvacion’s Regal White Gown at the Star Magical Prom


Anji Salvacion is all grace when she arrived in pristine white designed by Ryan Ablaza Uson and styled by Drew Lacia

The Star Magical Prom saw a number of young celebrities who created their own kind of magic, all dressed to the nines. In bespoke and impactful creations, the nation’s young and most stylish individuals stepped out in true fairytale fashion, and one actress stunned in shining crystals. In an exclusive interview, MEGA talks with Anji Salvacion’s stylist, Drew Lacia, about how she stepped out as a real-life modern princess at the gala.

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Anji Salvacion proves that you can never go wrong in a timeless white gown
Anji Salvacion proves that you can never go wrong in a timeless white gown

“Originally, we were going for an island princess vibe, but we changed direction and opted for an elegant and sultry look,” Drew tells MEGA. “Last ball, she wore black, and for this prom, we wanted to experiment with a lighter and cleaner look.”

Anji brings a whole new elegance to a royal look. She breathed new life and fable-esque glamor into the dress, hitting the right spot between classy and extravagant. The picture of Filipina grace, the starlet walked the ivory carpet in the white, number with a bustier that accentuated her torso and a delicate mesh side-cut that married the sexy and regal.

The cut and shape of the dress complemented Anji’s statuesque figure

According to Drew, the dress was a creative collaboration between Anji, himself, and visionary designer Ryan Ablaza Uson for a month. “We brainstormed for this look from numerous pegs,” Drew shares. “Of course, we still instilled his unique trademark and aesthetic as a designer.”

Anji tries on her regal, elegant white gown before gracing the ivory carpet
“I want to look like the villain before they become the villain,” Anji says in her interview at the ivory carpet

Ryan’s mastery of tailoring, coupled with his distinctive precision, has cast him as a luminary in the fashion scene. The light and clean note is there, but that leaves the spotlight free for the center stage elements. Case in point: the over-the-top, brilliant, intricate Swarovski crystal embellishments, and the beautifully draped skirt trailing down her legs into smooth, pleated lengths. 

“The best part is always the excitement on how this will look on her,” Drew tells MEGA. “I’ve been styling Anji for years, and everything she tries on, lagi niyang nadadala.”

Anji does, indeed, carry the aura of grandeur and magnificence; the strapless dress boasts a unique, pointed curved neckline that exposes the elegant line of her shoulders and collarbone. As she walked down the ivory carpet, the dress followed her effortlessly, perfecting the flamboyance the Star Magical Prom is exhibiting. This fairytale turn dress by Anji and her team amplified the allure of her enchanting ensemble.

Anji poses and has her fun in front of the cameras while looking regal in her dress

As per Drew, his fashion philosophy is this: “Just enjoy how you feel about your look. Fashion can be overwhelming, so don’t pressure yourself. Keep it simple and elegant.”

Photography by BELLE DINGLASA
Behind-the-scenes photos by DREW LACIA

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