Lucy Torres-Gomez is known for her beauty, class, and taste, but we didn’t know she was resourceful, as well. For President Rodrigo Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA), the Ormoc representative wore one of her husband Richard Gomez’s old Barong Tagalogs, and she looked absolutely stunning.
Torres-Gomez shared the news on Instagram, saying that she brought an old Barong Tagalog to designer Randy Ortiz for him to alter. She said, “One of Richard’s Randy Ortiz barongs, reworked into a Filipiniana top for yesterday’s SONA (Randy simply downsized and added a high lace collar). Wore this tucked into a slim black skirt. Thank you, Honey! You did not even know I raided your Barong closet last week.”
Torres-Gomez’s simple look is line with the president’s decree that the SONA shouldn’t be a fashion show. Rep. Rodel Batocabe of party-list group Ako Bicol said, “We have been informed that the President, true to form, does not want pomp and pageantry during his SONA. Simplicity is the byword.”
Attendees were required to wear business dress, instead of the traditional eveningwear.
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