BETTER TOGETHER GALA 2016
World-class Filipino designer Pia Gladys Perey lends her power in the fight against breast cancer. Her weapon? Her namesake brand’s classic and stylish dresses.
Renowned as a label that celebrates the power of the woman, Pia Gladys Perey (PGP) served as the proud headliner of the first Better Together Gala in New York City. December 4th saw the womenswear brand champion the cause of the National Breast Cancer Foundation through its unmistakable style stamp.
PGP stood as a solid partner of the ‘Better Together Gala And Fashion Show Fundraiser’ in its goal of raising awareness about breast cancer, supporting patients, survivors and their families, and raising vital funds for the foundation’s programs.
Onboard to execute to perfection the brand’s vision for the affair was a Filipino team. Rising fashion show director Yancy Trinidad and noted stylists Patrick Guillemer and Paz Padilla display their talent and expertise for the fashion show. For this noble cause, PGP presented a stunning array of classy, timeless dresses from its SS17 collection.
Staying true to her brand philosophy, Pia had runway models and cancer survivors’ alike walk for the fashion show. Being a cancer survivor herself, Pia featured four breast cancer survivors during her presentation. She honored them by presenting the dresses they wore as gifts from her label. Similarly, Pia donated four special gowns to the fashion auction, which sold out in a matter of minutes.
With this fashion coup as another feather to her cap, Pia proudly shares, “As a female CEO, I am proud to stand with the Better Together Gala. Growing a brand for women, I choose to champion this cause that’s close to my heart and women the world over. I want to make sure that in my own small way, I am able to help create more awareness through my craft by embracing the strength of every woman who fights the battle with the big C.”
Pia adds, "Make a decision to succeed and stay true to your calling. The next thing you know, opportunities will be knocking at your door. Remember, no one will believe you, unless you believe in your self."
Earning rave reviews for her stand-out collection and a standing ovation during her curtain call for the gala, there is no doubt Pia Gladys Perey is fighting the good fight against breast cancer—and she’s doing it in style.
About Pia Gladys Perey (PGP)
Synonymous to sexy elegance for the modern woman, Pia Gladys Perey (PGP) has become the go-to label for glamorous pieces with a romantic flair. Sensual folds and dramatic drapes define the PGP woman, where curves of every kind are celebrated and made beautiful.
PGP celebrates the true female form at any age, shape and size with the promise that there is a PGP dress for every woman. Since its launch 7 years ago at the Australian Fashion Week, PGP continues to soar with multi label stores and specialty boutiques situated in several fashion hotspots in Australia, Singapore, Philippines, United Arab Emirates and the United States carrying the label.
Since then, PGP graced the runways of Miami Fashion Week, LA Fashion Week and World Fashion Week in Paris, France.
PGP has been featured on the red carpet of the Grammys, Emmys, Critics Choice Awards, and American Music Awards.
Favored by Hollywood A-lists like Angelina Jolie, Gabrielle Union, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria, Demi Lovato, Aisha Tyler, Dawn Olivieri, Daphne Zuniga and more, the line has earned its Hollywood following. With features in industry top notch magazines like Harpers Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Latina, Sunday Telegraph, Bride to Be Magazine, Cosmo Bride, Latina and Grazia magazines.