Twin Towers-inspired Costume For Miss Universe Pageant

Last update: 07/01/2017

By Huzraifah Atikah Abd Rahman

PETALING JAYA, Jan 7 (Bernama) -- Miss Universe Malaysia 2016, Kiran Jassal is slated to wear the distinctive Twin Towers-inspired national costume at the 65th Miss Universe pageant in Manila on Jan 30.

The creation, which embodies a futuristic design worn with knee-high boots by Malaysian designers Rizman Nordin and Wan Ruzaini Wan Jamil, will be showcased during the national costume event at the pageant in the Philippines.

An aspiring dentist, Kiran, 20, is expected to hit the runway wearing a silver jumpsuit bearing the national icon, which is a replica of the Petronas Twin Towers, on her shoulders and sleeves.

The costume, along with the stunning mermaid-cut preliminary evening gown and the national gift, were unveiled by the reigning Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 at Marini's on 57 here Thursday.

Rizman said, "The towers are depicted through the outline which resembles the letter 'M' representing Malaysia while the embellished design resembles one of Malaysia's traditional handicraft, basket weaving, which highlights her strong cultural heritage."

SWAROVSKI DIAMONDS

According to Wan Ruzaini, "The costume is a silver coloured jumpsuit, embellished with multi coloured Swarovski diamonds. Both sleeves are exaggerated to represent the Twin Towers and complemented with a diamond choker, representing the sky bridge that connects the two towers."

The silver and nude piece wraps Kiran in more than 100,000 hand-sewn Swarovski crystals.

With the motto 'You can't score without goals', Kiran will be presenting an exclusive 'Swarovski Kuala Lumpur Scarf' by the dUCk Group, which follows through the Kuala Lumpur skyline theme.

"This scarf apart is the 500 individual pieces of Swarovski crystals, each carefully placed by hand, further highlighting the scarf and the city's magnificent structures," said dUCk Group Founder, Vivy Yusof.

In conjunction with the pageant, fans will stand a chance to win an all-expense paid trip for two to the Philippines to watch the 65th Miss Universe Pageant finals on Jan 30.

Viewers can log on to www.hurr.tv and watch Episode 39 of Kiran's Diary on Jan 10. On the website, just answer a question and submit a slogan by Kiran at the end of the episode. The contest will end on Jan 16.

-- BERNAMA