Even in Paris, Heart Evangelista made sure to show off her roots.
The actress took to social media to share a snap of her wearing a modern version of a Filipiniana dress by Filipino fashion designer Cheetah Rivera.
“My kind of Filipiniana by my darling @cheetahriverastudio,” shewrote in the caption.
On Rivera’s Instagram page, it was revealed that the modern-day terno was named after a very special woman in Evangelista’s life – the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago.
“This piece is a tribute and a celebration of the strength of a Filipina. Aptly named after the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago,” she wrote.