- Catriona Gray's designer, Mak Tumang, revealed that the newly-crowned Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2018 was wearing a dress with 10,800 swarovski crystals
- The creation lead to Catriona's bagging of the Best in Long Gown, along with other special prizes during the night.
- Mak revealed that he has been styling and making gowns for Catriona since her Miss World-Philippines days
Catriona Gray's designer, Mak Tumang, revealed that the newly-crowned Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2018 was wearing a dress with 10,800 swarovski crystals.
In an interview with PEP.ph, the designer confessed that Catriona have always had a design in mind for her long gown during the Binibining Pilipinas coronation night. Mak said Catriona basically told him what she wanted to wear on the pageant night which he brought to life using gold paillettes and 10,000 Swarovski crystals.
"The inspiration of the gown is a result of my collaboration with Catriona’s vision of what she wants in a gown including silhouette, color, and texture.
"For the Binibining Pilipinas 2018, we started conceptualizing the gown since December 2017," he said. "I was given the upper hand to apply my gown construction techniques and attention to details especially at the back which is inspired by the splatter of the waves.
Catriona has trusted that the designer will make an excellent job--and he did, making it possible for her to bag the Best in Long Gown award during the pageant.
Their partnership has come a long way, Mak recalled that she met Catriona during her time competing for Miss World-Philippines.
"I came to know Catriona Gray in 2016 through her fashion stylist. I have established a good rapport with Catriona and her team," Mak shared. "I made several gowns for her activities at Miss World 2016 quest. Our collaboration has yielded to a positive result."
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