Colombian Vice Miss Universe 2015 Ariadna Gutierrez
The beautiful Adriana became the reigning Miss Universe 2015 for a brief moment as she was mistakenly crowned winner. Host Steve Harvey quickly recognized his error and apologized to the audience and finalists.
The title was won by Miss Philippines with German roots Pia Wurtzbach. Adriana, however, handled the host´s mistake with a grace and was really stunning in her glittering gown decorated with 40 000 cut stones from PRECIOSA.
In Las Vegas on Sunday night 20th December 2015, the South American beauty wore a gown designed by ALFRED BARRAZY from Columbia.
The gown shone in brilliant shades of Gold Quartz from the traditional Czech producer of cut crystal components. The dress was made in a studio in Bogota, Columbia, and it took 4 dressmakers whole two weeks to finish it.
ʺEverything has its limits and limits for beauty is a mirrorʺ, says Alfredo Barraza, an exclusive beauty pageant designer who has designed beautiful gowns not only for many Miss Columbia beauties but also for more than 300 participants of beauty contests all over the world.
This ʺDesigner of Queens“presents his designs at Caribbean El Barranquilla Fashion Weeks and regularly gains a worldwide success.
Alfredo Barraza has studied architecture at the Caribbean University in Columbia and has been designing wedding dresses since 1983.
Traditionally, he also designs gowns for Miss Columbia pageant finalists. Though he does not have his own boutique, he is very popular and successful throughout the whole Latin America.
Some journalists refer to his models as ʺSirens´ Dressesʺ because they perfectly follow the feminine curves and are full of embroideries and glittering stones, many of which are from PRECIOSA CRYSTAL COMPONENTS, a world-famous producer of high-quality machine cut stones.
The greatest success of Columbia at international beauty pageants was the title of Miss Universe 2014 won by Paulina Vega. Also she stood out in a Barrazagown decorated with Preciosa stones.