Designer Oliver Tolentino’s busy awards season
LOS ANGELES – Filipino American fashion designer Oliver Tolentino was busy during the recent Hollywood awards season, dressing many celebrities.
Nominated actress Ann Dowd wore an Oliver Tolentino navy blue chiffon off-shoulder couture gown with ball skirt and up-cycled, hand-embellished 3D floral appliqué bodice to the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards. Dowd was nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Drama Ensemble” for The Handmaid’s Tale.
The following week, Oscar-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden presented at the 26th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards in the designer’s multi-colored pink sequined off-shoulder column gown.
Harden won Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Pollock in 2000 and again was nominated for supporting actress in Mystic River. Harden previously wore a Tolentino black and white gown to the Producers Guild Awards a few years ago.
Actress Danica Mckellar, known for The Wonder Years and many Hallmark movies, presented an award to Kid LaRoi at the iHeartRadio Awards show, televised in the U.S., in a see-through tulle mermaid gown with royal blue fabric remnants in a geometric design.
Her gown was featured across media platforms such as E!News and Yahoo, Good Housekeeping and Country Livingmagazines, and on the Today Show. This also isn’t the first time McKellar has worn the designer’s creations. Three years ago she walked New York Fashion Week’s American Red Cross charity fashion show in his red gown.
Three celebs of Filipino descent also wore Tolentino looks in the past few weeks. Actor Vincent Rodriguez (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) attended last week’s premiere of Michelle Yeoh’s new movie, Everything Everywhere All At Once, in the designer’s piña Barong Tagalog. Rodriguez is currently starring in With Love on Amazon Prime.
At last weekend’s Oscars, Tia Carrere wore Tolentino’s royal blue draped gown to the popular Elton John Oscars Party. The chiffon gown featured a corset with up-cycled fabric remnants and a high slit.
Across town at the Roosevelt Hotel, Filipina celeb Arci Munoz attended an Oscars-viewing party in the designer’s emerald green silk charmeuse gown, featuring a fully hand-beaded bodice and draped skirt with high slit.
And last but not least, international fashion icon Petra Nemcova attended an Oscars party in a modern hand-dyed blue piña mini dress. Tolentino’s eco creation featured draped piña, side peplum, and embellishments of cut-outs and covered buttons.
Oliver Tolentino boutiques are located in Beverly Hills and Makati.