the council of fashion designers of america held its annual awards last monday, june 4, in—where else?—new york. we wish we were there but we weren't but thanks to style.com, parang nandoon na rin kami, o diva? and look who we spotted on the red carpet (actually just a couple strips of masking tape to form a big X): some of our famous filipino friends in fashion! (friends daw o!) go to the "people & parties" section, click on the photos of the 2007 CFDA awards and this is who you'll see...
#31 bag designer rafe totengco with japanese model anne watanabe (daughter of actor ken watanabe of "the last samurai" and "memoirs of a geisha" fame)
#44 bridal-gown designer monique lhuillier
#55 lingerie designer josie natori
#72 harper's bazaar creative director stephen gan