Vanity Fair raves about Kris Aquino's look at 'Crazy Rich Asians' premiere


Posted at Aug 09 2018 09:54 PM

The photo of Kris Aquino Vanity Fair used in their list of the 'must-see looks' from the imperial green carpet premiere of 'Crazy Rich Asians' in Hollywood. Michael Tran/FilmMagic

She went out of her way to make sure she looked her elegant best for the premiere of "Crazy Rich Asians" in Hollywood, spoiling herself for choice as she prepared five gowns -- all from Filipino designers Michael Leyva and Francis Libiran. 

Fortunately, Kris Aquino's efforts to stand-out did not go unnoticed, with prestigious magazine Vanity Fair including her in its list of the "must-see looks" from the imperial green carpet. 


If you’ll ask me what my unforgettable moment inside the TCL Chinese Theater was- it was being approached by the @wbpictures group chairman Toby Emmerich because he wanted to introduce his favorite staff member from the Beverly Hills Hotel who is a Filipina American. He said that for 25 years she’d been taking such great care of him but had never asked for premiere night tickets except for tonight for @crazyrichasians because she wanted to meet me. It was just so heartwarming how many pictures Mr. Emmerich took of us because it just proved to me that anywhere in the world- our graciousness as a people is valued. I’m sure Bimb & i had the honor of being seated w/ his family because of how much affection a fellow Filipina had for me... @kevinkwanbooks made sure to check on me & as always he expressed so much gratitude for the support of Filipinos worldwide. P.S. Nabalitaan ko po na may konting sagutan na naganap between my brother & Sec Alan Cayetano- sa hindi sinasadyang choice- my clutch came from the Manila Fame & was given by @mayorlanicayetano. #lovelovelove THANK YOU to all the Filipinos who showed up w/ their flags, banners, and patiently waited since lunchtime to get prime spots. Yung effort na binigay nyo i know wasn’t just for me but because of Philippine pride. Uulitin ko po #kaysarapmagingpilipino. This was a chance to represent our country & i thank God for the once in a lifetime blessing. 🇵🇭💛💙❤️ (song credit: Love Moves in Mysterious Ways by @xtianbautista from my Universal Records album My Heart’s Journey)

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Aquino, who wore Levya's gorgeous modern, yellow Filipiniana, was one of the 15 people featured in the article, that also listed the movie's lead stars Henry Golding and Constance Wu. 

Aquino plays a Malay princess in the movie that boasts an all-Asian cast. She described her experience in the premiere as a "turning point" in her life, and that she's proud to represent the Philippines. 

"Crazy Rich Asians" opens in local cinemas this August 22. 

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