Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Best National Costume Redux

Miss Philippines Charlene Gonzales' winning costume in the 1994 Miss Universe held in Manila, Philippines.

"This ensemble draws inspiration from the Bagobo and the Higanon. Her upper garment is of gold material appliqued with authentic Bagobo t'nalak bands. In lieu of tapis, Charlene dons a skirt with t'nalak panels, this is further held in place with an authentic female Bagobo belt of glass beads and brass bells. The whole ensemble is reiterated further with gold beads, more brass bells. A Higanon headdress crowns her to complete the ensemble."

1 comment:

  1. sabi ng schatz ko beautiful daw very authentic... parang costume sa native dance na dugso