IN PHOTOS: World leaders wear barongs, Filipiniana gowns for ASEAN gala dinner
MANILA, Philippines – The leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other world leaders were dressed in their best traditional Filipino wear on Sunday, November 12, for the 31st ASEAN Summit gala dinner.
The gala, hosted by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, was held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
For the occasion, male leaders and ASEAN dialogue partners wore piña cocoon barongs designed by Albert Andrada, while the ladies wore Filipiniana gowns by Albert, Rajo Laurel, and Randy Ortiz. (READ: 3 Filipino designers to dress leaders, spouses for ASEAN Summit 2017 gala)
United States President Donald Trump
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
South Korean President Moon Jae-In
Indonesian President Joko Widodo
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen
Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi
Albert, who also designed Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach's iconic blue gown, had the chance to get a photo with Canada's Trudeau.