Some expressed doubt if today’s women would wear a terno to an event. Turned out, they did.
Women in terno—vintage, designer, contemporary or reduxed—ambled to the Rigodon Ballroom of The Peninsula Manila for the launch of ‘Fashionable Filipinas’ on November 10. ‘Fashionable Filipinas’ is a book on the evolution of the terno by Mark Higgins and Gino Gonzales and published by Ben Chan’s Bench.
Guests at the event were a mix of celebrities in the arts, show biz, culture, fashion and retail, including Irene Marcos-Araneta, Gretchen Cojuangco, Sandy Higgins of Slim’s and Rina Go, whose mother Aurora Silayan Go appeared in a vintage photo on the invite, wearing a Slim’s terno.