Following the controversial issue surrounding Kim Chiu and celebrity designer John Herrera, the ‘Chinita Princess’ finally spoke up and reached out to make amends.
Chiu posted on Twitter a link to a PEP statement from her stylist, Patty Yap, clarifying the issue with the designer.
“I really hope to meet you personally not through your PEP statement or with a third party.”
The actress clarified that both parties were only doing their respective jobs out of passion and sent love and respect to Herrera.
In response, Herrera replied to Chiu on Twitter and acknowledged the actress’ statement on the issue.
“We at John Herrera value our work as much as the women who were them,” he wrote.
Additionally, Herrera shared screenshots of the actress’ tweet along with his reply to officially put an end to the controversy. However, the post has since been deleted.
To recap, last week, Herrera publicly expressed his dismay over an incident concerning a gown he created for Kim Chiu to wear during the 2018 Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) awards night.
Herrera was asked by FAMAS producers to sponsor gowns for this year’s awards night hosts, namely Kim Chiu, Robi Domingo, and Piolo Pascual. Out of the three hosts, Chiu was the only person he had an issue with.
On the day of their scheduled gown fitting, Herrera’s staff was denied entry to Chiu’s subdivision and asked to leave the unfinished gown at the guard house for the actress to pick up. Insulted, the designer asked his staff to bring back his creation and vowed never to dress Kim Chiu ever again.
FAMAS producers apologized for the incident. Last Monday, Chiu’s stylist, Patty Yap, issued a statement saying there was miscommunication among the involved parties.
The stylist clarified that it was FAMAS who commissioned Kim’s gown and the actress is willing to wear the piece that Herrera created. She further explained that the miscommunication was from FAMAS’ end and that she only knew that Herrera was sending her a gown.
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“As Kim’s stylist for three years now, I can wholeheartedly say that never once did Kim exhibit any negative attitude as to what to wear or not during an event,” Yap wrote.