of hollywood and the barong tagalog

looks like mr. tarantino has taken a liking to the philippine national costume.

by now, we probably all know that he wore it to the golden globe nominations:
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do you know that he also wore it in london, promoting his film death proof last september?:
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check out the articles:

the london traveler

she knows best

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3 Responses to “of hollywood and the barong tagalog”


  1. 1 freespirit01 December 20, 2007 at 1:26 am

    The novel sartorial appearance generated equivocal comments. The LA crowd, seeing the “Barong” for the first time, thought the director looked too casual in his “tie-less” get-up. While Pinoys world-wide applauded Quentin for giving their native dress international exposure.

    According to http://www.tesoros.ph Quentin was gifted with a ‘TESORO’S” barong by the National Commission of Culture and the Arts Executive Director Cecilia Guidote-Alvarez and by the Film Development Council of the Philippines vice-Chair Christine Dayrit. The Director was presented the 24 hour executed, custom-made barong for his courtesy call to the Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

    The Barong Tagalog is the recommended attire when visiting the Philippine head of state. Most delegates are automatically gifted by their Filipino hosts with one. And their store of choice is Tesoro’s which carries the widest assortment of barongs, with a price to suit every budget and a style to suit every taste.

    Tesoro’s must have done such a good job as Quentin saw it fit to wear the barong again and in front of an international media event at that.

    Quentin’s patronage of the barong will endear him in the hearts of the movie going Pinoy (Filipino) public for many years to come.

  2. 2 cat with the fiddle December 20, 2007 at 1:50 am

    yes, i did hear about the unkind evaluations of his outfit abroad. and yes, he is even closer to my heart now.

    meaning, he’s been wearing that tesoro’s barong over and over again?! and other hollywood personalities would never be caught dead wearing the same outfit twice…

  3. 3 I Lost T h i r t y P o u n d s in Under a Month May 6, 2009 at 12:38 pm

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