NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – The annual Met Gala, held at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, is known as “fashion’s biggest night out” with celebrities in attendance wearing their most elegant or outrageous gowns and attires.
But the Met Gala as we know it is coming to an end.
From New York to the Philippines!
Incoming First Lady Emeritus Imelda Romualdez Marcos (mother of Philippine President-elect Bongbong Marcos) has announced plans to to buy the rights to the Met Gala.
Under the plan, the world-famous gala will be moved from the city that never sleeps to the city with flying jeepneys.
Leave it to Filipino ingenuity to create Guinness-worthy world records, not to mention the high fashion sense of Filipino designers, to transform the Met Gala into a universal spectacle never before seen.
The venue of the proposed Philippine Gala will be at the revived/renovated Manila Metropolitan Theater, more popularly known as The Met.
International celebrities, fashion gurus and enthusiasts and lovers of exquisite design and fashion, gird your loins!
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Vice President and presidential aspirant Leni Robredo has responded to criticism that she has again changed color. The VP has been accused of abandoning yellow for pink to distance herself from the loser Aquinos and their cronies.
During a televised presidential forum sponsored by the waning Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), Robredo was seen wearing a peach-colored dress, prompting netizens to speculate that she was again trying to reinvent herself and her politics.
Robredo spokesperson Barry Gutierrez, in a message to The Adobo Chronicles, categorically denied all speculation.
“The dress worn by the Vice President was originally pink. Unfortunately, her kasambahay (domestic help) accidentally washed the dress using bleach that wasn’t color safe,” he said.
“We were running late for the televised forum so Robredo didn’t have time to change to another (pink) wardrobe,” Gutierrez added.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – The terno is to Imelda Romualdez Marcos, and the yellow knee-length dress is to Cory Aquino. What would Leni Robredo wear as an occupant of Malacañang?
In a hastily-called press conference on Monday, Robredo unveiled what she said would be the new national dress of the Filipina if she is elected the 17th president of the Philippines. It is no different from the loose, three-quarter sleeved, no-collar blouse that she has been wearing in public events since she gained weight. She’d usually wear the dress in pink or violet. The VP has been trying to distance herself from Cory’s and PNoy’s yellow color in the hope that voters will see her as a reinvented opposition figure to the Marcos and Duterte regimes.
The Office of the Vice President has officially notified the Miss Universe Philippines and Binibining Pilipinas franchise holders of her plan to issue a new executive order on her first day as president, replacing the terno as the official national dress of the Philippines.
If elected president, the country will see Philippine representatives to Miss Universe and other international pageants wearing this new dress as part of the national costume competitions.
The Adobo Chronicles tried to get a comment from the National Association of Fashion Designers, but our calls remained unanswered as of press time.