Mr. Brown wears a barongAwesome find by GMANews.TV from AP, here's Quentin Tarantino wearing our national costume as he announces the Golden Globe nominees.
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 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.
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.
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