Isabel Santos hits red carpet with John Lloyd Cruz in dress made from leftover materials
MANILA, Philippines — Artist Isabel Santos, rumored girlfriend of actor John Lloyd Cruz, stood out on a recent red carpet where she wore a dress made from leftover material.
Santos accompanied Cruz on the red carpet of the 15th Asia Pacific Screen Awards, where Lav Diaz's "Kapag Wala Nang Mga Alon" starring Cruz was competing, and immediately caught attention with her sustainable outfit.
The artist wore a pastel pink see-through dress that was made from leftover material belonging to fashion designer Martin Bautista, a friend of Santos, and paired it with Mary Jane shoes.
Santos told Preview that she took cues from patchwork clothes to create the dress, opting for squares over other irregular shapes, added textures to the petals, topped off by acrylic paint adorning sections that were silkscreened onto the dress.
The artist posted photos of herself with Cruz at the awards show, one of them showing the rumored couple holding hands.
Cruz was up for Best Performance but lost to Lee Jung-eun from "Hommage" — Jung-eun is best known for her role as the housekeeper Moon-gwang in "Parasite."
"Kapag Wala Nang Mga Alon" lost in the Best Film category to "Before, Now & Then" while Lav Diaz lost Best Director to "Return to Seoul" filmmaker Davy Chou.
The environmental thriller documentary "Delikado" about Palawan by Karl Malakunas did get a Special Mention in the Best Documentary category, though the award ultimately went to "All That Breathes."