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Celeb designer John Herrera calls out Kim Chiu on Social Media over FAMAS gown

World renowned celebrity designer John Herrera voiced his disappointment Facebook over an incident with Kim Chiu’s camp. This is in regards to a gown he created for Kim in this year’s Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Awards.

According to a report by PEP, Herrera narrated his recent failed fitting experience with Kim. The designer vented in a now deleted post on his social media page. According to the designer, his assistants were not allowed entry to the actress’ subdivision gate and were asked to leave his creation in the guardhouse for Kim’s team to pick up and decide on wearing.

Confused, Herrera’s assistants explained that the gown wasn’t finished and they would need to see Kim personally to properly check if it fit her. Despite this, Herrera’s team were still denied entry.

He wrote:

“Her [Kim] staff said kase kala nila tapos na, ‘tapos susuotin daw niya kung gusto niya.”

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For that reason, the frustrated designer instructed his assistants to take the gown back.

Prior to the incident, Herrera claimed that FAMAS asked him to sponsor three outfits for this year’s awards night for hosts Kim, Robi Domingo and Piolo Pascual. They requested the designer speak with Patty Yap – Kim’s stylist, to whom he sent some of his sketches.

Being a renowned designer, Herrara created a gown from scratch for Chui thinking that it would be the young actress’ official gown for the awards night. FAMAS producer Donna Sanchez revealed to him that Kim held the decision on whether she was going to wear the gown he designed.

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Herrara said the following in a text message concerning the issue:

“I was wrong in thinking she is not a diva anymore. FAMAS kase kausap ko,” 

“I heard she does this with sponsors designers. I didn’t think until now ganito pa din sya,” 

According to Herrara, Kim’s gown was worth P100 thousand. The designer said that he had to make a new gown for Kim as her measurements were different from a standard model’s size.

He said,

“Hindi ko alam if this is an issue, but all I know is medyo naabala talaga ako,”

Furthermore, John Herrera said that he was planning to sell the gown.

“I said I won’t leave it and I’m not sponsoring her ever.

That gown is worth PHP100 thousand. I’ll sell it na lang to others who would value it.”

He added that his encounter with two other FAMAS 2018 hosts were better and easier.

Likewise, John Herrara has experience in dressing several international celebrities. He’s designed dresses for the likes of Paris Hilton, Lady Gaga, and Laura Pradelska from the TV show Game of Thrones. Further, he said he had pleasant working experiences with these stars.


On the positive side, John Herrera clarified in another social media post that FAMAS and Patty Yap apologized regarding the issue. He said that he is looking forward to working with both parties in the future.

Watch the video below:

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SOURCE: PEP | Facebook
PHOTO SOURCE: 1-10 [instagram.com/chinitaprincess] | 11-15 [facebook.com/johnherreraonline]

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