Amb. Manuel M. Lopez and wife Maritess Lopez
ABS-CBN, Metro Society
and the Lifestyle Network, together with Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc., organized Pitoy Moreno: A Tribute Gala on November 21, 2011.
The show featured over 100 pieces from the oeuvre of Moreno, Asia’s Fashion Czar who became a National Artist for Fashion Design in 2009. Bb. Pilipinas Miss Universe titleholders and finalists walked the ramp with Kapamilya artists like Piolo Pascual, Sam Milby and Christian Bautista, while superb music was provided by the Manila Symphony Orchestra.
Moreno has been dazzling people for close to six decades, blazing fashion ramps and evening balls all over the world with his cutting-edge designs embellished with intricate beadwork over hand-painted designs.
Moreno thanked his friends and guests for the tribute, but it was actually the public which was thanking him for making the Philippines one of the most fashionably-dressed nations in the world.
Proceeds from Pitoy Moreno: A Tribute Gala will go to the assisted community programs and projects of Lopez Group Foundation Inc.
Pitoy Moreno Tribute Gala
1. National Artist for Fashion Design Pitoy Moreno with his sister, writer Virgie Moreno 2. Amb. Manuel M. Lopez and wife Maritess Lopez 3. Lopez Inc. chair Presy Lopez Psinakis and Alice Tesoro Guerrero 4. AFI chief strategic officer Monchet Olives, ABS-CBN Licensing’s Karen Coloma, ABS-CBN chair Gabby Lopez III, Stella Marquez Araneta and Jorge Araneta 5. ABS-CBN president Charo Santos-Concio and Judy Araneta-Roxas 6. Lopez Museum director Cedie Lopez-Vargas with Metro Society editor Raul Manzano 7. LGFI’s Dulce Festin Baybay, LGFI consultant Mitos Santisteban, Connie Lopez and Commgroup CIO Mark L. Lopez 8. ABS-CBN Publishing head Ernie Lopez 9. LGFI president Rafael M. Alunan III and wife Elizabeth Alunan 10. Berta Lopez Feliciano and Chi Chi Lizot 11. Actor Piolo Pascual 12. Sam Milby 13. KC Concepcion