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Catriona Gray wore a dress made of recycled plastic at the Vogue Philippines launch

"Sustainability but make it Vogue!"

That's the fashion philosophy Catriona Gray brought to the recent Vogue Philippines launch.

On Instagram, the Miss Universe 2018 titleholder posted photos of herself modeling the cute little white number she wore at the launch of the Philippine edition of the venerable fashion title on Monday night.

Created by Jaggy Glarino, the dress was made with recycled polyurethane plastic bottles, Cat said.

According to the beauty queen, the recycled plastic was "crafted exquisitely into roses [and] punctuated with jewels by Bulgari." 

Cat paired it with custom-made shoes by local shoe makers MX Studio.

"What better way to celebrate the launch of Vogue Philippines maiden issue and first-ever Vogue Gala than by embodying one of Vogue's values," Catriona said.

"Such an honor to elevate Filipino talent and creativity on such an exciting event for our country," she added.

In another post, Cat couldn't hide her excitement over her dress.

"In such awe of how plastic bottles became this sculptural masterpiece," she said.



Catriona's focus on sustainability — and plastic pollution — couldn't have come at a better time. The Philippines was most recently found to emit the most number of riverine plastic into the ocean, with the Pasig River as the most polluting river in the world.

That Cat is putting the environmental issue on the spotlight at one of the most fashionable events in the country should provide the necessary push for a systemic makeover. 

The Philippines finally has a Vogue magazine to call its own. Its maiden issue features Filipino-American model Chloe Magno on the cover photographed by Filipino-Egyptian Sharif Hamza. — LA, GMA News