Apart from the brightest Kapamilya stars, one of the most-awaited segment of the Star Magic Ball every year is undoubtedly the celebs' red carpet showdown. This year, was no different as the stunning talents wowed in their couture gowns and suits as they sashayed on the Hollywood-inspired red carpet at the Fairmont Hotel on September 7 before entering the main ballroom.
Champagne, black, and white were the predominant colors of the night as it was worn by the ABS-CBN bosses themselves who were present at the 7th Star Magic Ball headed by chairman Gabby Lopez, CEO, Charo Santos-Concio, Broadcast head Cory Vidanes, Head of TV Production Laurenti Dyogi, Star Magic Head Mariole Alberto and Star Magic's one and only Johnny "Mr. M" Manahan.
Jessy Mendiola (Francis Libiran), Maja Salvador (Cary Santiago) and Gretchen Barretto (Jojie Lloren) were sleek and svelte in black as well as Melissa Ricks (Nat Manilag) and comedienne K Brosas (Kenneth Chua) who both turned heads with their revealing dresses.
The black ensembles of comedienne Pokwang (Ariel Agasang) and singer Yeng Constantino (Albert Andrada) carried an air of mystery and drama as they came to the venue with coats. Upon removing it Yeng was apparently wearing a black gown with see-through panel which revealed her thighs and legs while Pokwang shone bright like a diamond with her crystal-encrusted bustier.
On the otherhand, some stars opted for white embellished gowns such as like Kaye Abad (Francis Libiran), Empress (Edwin Tan), Erich Gonzales (Ezra) and Bea Alonzo (Ezra).
Simple, subtle yet stylish in white could very well describe what Shaina Magdayao (Rajo Laurel) and Angelica Panganiban (Vania Romoff) wore. The former Apoy Sa Dagat star wore a dress with a high-slit with a matching French cape while the Juan dela Cruz actress wore a low front and back long-sleeved dress which she matched with striking dark lip color.
Newly-married Maricar Reyes-Poon (Rhett Eala) was flawless in her sequined black and white gown while Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush mo actress Kim Chiu (Pepsi Herrera) wore a dreamy princess-cut ball gown.
Please Be Careful with My Heart lead actress Jodi Sta. Maria (Jun Escario) was impeccably channeled Maya dela Rosa’s glam side in her silver dress while a similarly-colored lace top dress was worn by newly single Nikki Gil (Jun Escario).
The scene-stealers of the night however were Kristine Hermosa-Sotto (Edwin Tan) who wore the sole blue dress in the event and Dawn Zulueta-Lagdameo who wore a nude gown (Cary Santiago).
The young generation stars took on an age-appropriate yet still chic champagne color for their dresses. Among them were Julia Barretto (Michael Cinco), Bukas Nalang Kita Mamahalin star Julia Montes (Pepsi Herrera) and Teen Queen Kathryn Bernardo (Francis Libiran).
Teen King Daniel Padilla stood out from the rest with his edgy printed suit. Bukas Nalang Kita Mamahalin Enrique Gil chose to be preppy in his vivid dark blue suit while Jake Cuenca (Randy Ortiz) and Ejay Falcon were dapper in white.
As expected, the timeless black tuxedo and suit headlined in this year's Star Magic Ball as worn by Enchong Dee, Gerald Anderson (Tom Ford), Zanjoe Marudo (Hugo Boss), new Kapamilya talent JC de Vera, Xian Lim, Coco Martin, John Lloyd Cruz (Valentino) and Piolo Pascual (Neil Barrett).