IN PHOTOS: Bea, Ian headline fashion show for abused kids


Posted at Aug 13 2017 11:29 AM

Bea Alonzo and Ian Veneracion headlined a fashion show for the fundraising anniversary dinner of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation’s Bantay Bata 163, the Philippines’ go-to hotline against child abuse.

The event featured the creations of world-renowned fashion designer to the stars, Rocky Gathercole, who also made the elegant outfits worn by the "A Love to Last" stars.

The fashion gala, which was also graced by ABS-CBN Chief Content Officer Charo Santos Concio and screen veteran Sharon Cuneta, was held at the Philippine International Convention Center on Saturday.

Abused by his father and abandoned by his mother, Gathercole lived in the streets of Lawton until he found a job as a waiter. He went to the Middle East and worked as an apprentice in a dress shop.

He eventually made it to the US, where he worked with top designers and created gowns for celebrities like Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Beyonce.

Here are some photos from the fashion show for the fundraising anniversary dinner of Bantay Bata 163:

Photo by Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News