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#ABSCBNBall2019 Diaries: Barbie Imperial Channels A Real-Life Barbie In This Sparkly Maria Clara

#ABSCBNBall2019 Diaries: Barbie Imperial Channels A Real-Life Barbie In This Sparkly Maria Clara

If there’s one artista from the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 who can pass for a modern-day Barbie doll, it’s Barbie Imperial (no pun intended). With her mestiza looks and enviable proportions, it’s as if she’s but a Filipina version of the famed children’s collectible—and the perfect candidate to wear Rian Fernandez’s pretty-in-pink masterpiece.  

[related: #ABSCBNBall2019 Diaries: Sarah Lahbati Exudes Bridal Glow In This Timeless Designer Dress]

The Taiwan That You Love star stepped out in an ultra-feminine, gem-encrusted Maria Clara gown by Rian Fernandez—a design Barbie herself was surprised by, as revealed on Instagram. Equally surprising was its technical construction. Turned out, there were two ways to wear this! One was as an off-shoulder dress and another as demonstrated by Barbie here with the panuelo covering her head like a hoodie.

[related: #ABSCBNBall2019 Diaries: Nadine Lustre's Gown Had Some Last Minute Changes—But It Worked!]

Obsessed? Scroll through our gallery to see more of the dress!

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Photos by Vyn Radovan. Edited by Kang Garcia and Lui Jimenez 

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