25 Years of a Celebrated Icon
MEGA Silver Gala
(L-R) MEGA Publisher Archie Carrasco, EIC Peewee Reyes-Isidro, Charo Santos-Concio, Anne Curtis, MEGA Founder and CEO Sari Yap, Pia Wurtzbach, Angel Locsin, Erich Gonzales, MEGA Creative Director Suki Salvador
On the 27th of March, the Philippines’ Best Fashion Magazine celebrated 25 monumental years of an icon that has single-handedly revolutionized the country’s fashion landscape forever. An icon that continues to cast its influence over the fashion-forward realm it has greatly pioneered.
Widely touted as its silver anniversary, MEGA prepared to take on another quarter-century of pushing boundaries and trends by celebrating its 25th anniversary silver gala with the very designers, cover stars, photographers, and partners it has collaborated with in the past. True to form, the event represented a new era of telling meaningful stories and inspiring modern Filipinas to be their own elegant, sophisticated, and trendsetting selves.
MEGA cover girl Ylona Garcia serenading the guests at the exhibit with her rendition of "Chandelier"
The Next Big Diva Morissette Amon paying tribute to the three divas of the MEGA Iconic Women: Lea Salonga, Regine Velasquez, and Sharon Cuneta
Held at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel, the gala embraced the past and chronicled recollections of MEGA’s rich heritage brimming with milestones and an enduring legacy that has resonated with every generation. This was first told through an exhibit showing the evolution of the magazine’s covers throughout the years, the highlight of which included the original copy of Sari Yap’s thesis, widely considered to be the blueprint to the magazine she built and pioneered.
MEGA Iconic Woman and cover star Pia Wurtzbach introducing MEGAstyle.ph
MEGA Iconic Woman and cover star Anne Curtis introducing the first-ever fashion documentary in the country she fronted, the #MakingMEGA series
The entire show centered on the legacy MEGA has carved out not only for itself, but for the countless creative minds it has championed. A series of unprecedented firsts in the form of montages was shown before an audience filled with the industry’s finest. Then, a performance by Morissette Amon paying tribute to the three musical icons of the 25 MEGA Iconic Women.
DJ Callum David continuing the grand festivities at the after-party attended by the stars
After the presentation of MEGA’s 25 years of heritage, came the grand tribute to the singular vision and woman behind the empire — Sari Yap. Altogether, everyone in the ballroom rose up to their feet to applaud her achievements and commitment to continuously push the Filipino talent in the global spotlight. And as she made her heartfelt speech, she marked the next 25 years of the Philippines’ Best Fashion Magazine by introducing the 25 MEGA Iconic Women. 25 influential women across different generations of show business royalty representative of their respective cultures, beliefs and identities