Stylist explains why Vivoree Esclito attended ABS-CBN Ball in unfinished gown

/ 02:01 PM September 18, 2019
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Vivoree Esclito in the unfinished gown. Image: Instagram/@vivoree

Actress Vivoree Esclito donned an unfinished gown to the ABS-CBN Ball last Saturday, Sept. 14, which led her fans to speculate on the reason behind her attire’s mishap.

Esclito’s stylist for the ball, Vanessa Mercado, took to Twitter yesterday, Sept. 17, to reveal how the 17-year-old artist ended up with an incomplete gown for the event.


Mercado shared the original sketch for the “Modern Filipiniana” dress, which featured one butterfly sleeve on the right side. She also stated how she was diligent in monitoring the gown’s progress.

Despite the constant follow-ups, Mercado did not see the accident coming. She said that the day before the ball, the heavy beadwork for the top half of the design damaged the gown’s fabric. This led the designer, who goes by the handle of @missdmnq on Instagram, to redo the whole upper portion of the dress.

Mercado also stated that she and Esclito did not expect the gown to be incomplete since they were not informed of the severity of the damage. Thus, the dress Esclito received on the day of the ball did not have a butterfly sleeve and had an obviously incomplete upper portion.

Esclito seemed unfazed by the mishap. She still wore the dress on the ball’s red carpet. She even took the time to express her gratitude to her glam team for staying with her, as seen in her Instagram post last Monday, Sept. 16.

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Appreciation post for my glam team ✨ Huge thanks to y’all for staying with me despite a hitch last Saturday. I know it was a challenge but it only showed your capability and it made me think, “Wow, I’m lucky to have them.” That gave me strength to step outside the room and put on a “game face”. I really appreciate all of your dedication, hardwork, kindness, creativity, etc. (too many to mention 🤷🏻‍♀️) You’re family to me! It was definitely a night to remember. A night I’m still thankful happened… but praying that kind of hitch won’t happen again! 😂 Anyway, I also would like to take this chance to compliment every filipino man and woman who were there at the ball. Y’all look so maganda at pogi 🤩 makeup by: @janellcapuchino hair by: @hairbymycke styled by: @vanmercado gown by: @missdmnq Special thanks to the ever supportive and pogi @captainluz 😋 Thanks also to my family and friends who support me every single time and to my vlievers ♥ I love you all ღ (2/3)

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Ultimately, Mercado advised her followers on social media to “stop these made up stories” about the gown and “end this issue.” JB


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