It has already been an annual tradition – pageant enthusiasts eagerly waiting how fabulous the reigning Miss Universe will look like in another version kebaya. Thanks to the organizers of Puteri Indonesia, whoever is the reigning Miss Universe gets a chance to crown the new national winner plus the honor of sashaying onstage wearing the elegant Indonesian national costume.
Long reserved for the royal courts of the Majpahit era, the kebaya became the symbol of elegance, opulence and sheer artistry. And with the reigning Miss Universe wearing it, the costume became an international sensation among the missosologists. Each costume has its own identity with dazzling patterns and meticulous designs. Now, the only question is – who wore it best?
Ma. Gabriela Isler