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Catriona Gray's Designer Dress will be a Francis Libiran Creation


"Miss World 2016 contestants from all corners of the globe will showcase some of the finest couture pieces from their home countries at the Miss World Fashion Designer Dress event. Each year, designers, ranging from high-end couturiers to talented family members clamour at the opportunity to dress Miss World contestants, and at the end of the event, the garment deemed as the most beautiful wins the coveted Miss World - World Designer Dress Award" the organisation said in a statement.

The 2016 Miss World contestants will take part in the World Fashion Designer Dress Event, a special part of the beauty pageant. Contestants will showcase their designer dresses in a catwalk show. A panel of Miss World judges will select the top ten designer dresses. One of these 10 Miss World contestants will win the pageant's fashion designer award.

Catriona Gray's Designer Dress will be a Francis Libiran piece as stated from Miss World website. Francis Libiran, who had his designs featured on America's Next Top Model twice,
made the gowns for Miss World 2013 Megan Young and Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa.
From Catriona Gray's Profile at Miss World website

Miss World - Philippines Designer Gown Competition Entry by Francis Libiran
When asked before on what qualities did he keep in mind while designing Megan's  Miss World dress:

"I wanted to create a gown that reflected her—a Filipina who wanted to bring glory to her country. I also wanted the gown to reflect the simplicity of Megan Young—the simplicity of Filipinos. We are known for being simple yet exquisite. The gown, if I may say so myself, show these qualities, a beauty with a purpose" 


Catriona is representing the Philippines at Miss World 2016. It will be the 66th edition of the Miss World pageant. It will be held on 18th of December 2016 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor in Maryland, United States, just south of Washington, D.C. Mireia Lalaguna of Spain will crown her successor at the end of the event. This will be the second time that the United States will host the pageant.


Miss World 2015 Top 10 Miss Philippines Hillarie Parungao's evening dress designed by Mak Tumang


Megan Young wearing Francis Libiran with her court

Catriona Gray with her Miss World Philippines' winning gown designed by Francis Libiran



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