By Bohol Island News Staff | 04:03 PM December 03, 2019
Make-up artist, hairstylist and designer Tracy Remolador Torres has died following a short illness on Tuesday, December 3.
The designer, who was the owner and creative director of Tracy Remolador Torres Designers Boutique, was one of the industry’s most prolific figures and worked up until his death.
Industry heavyweights, talent coordinators and local celebrities issued heartfelt tributes.
The Bohol Designers Circle in a Facebook post on Tuesday afternoon said “A beautiful soul has now retired to his Creator…”
“Rest assured Madame Tracy Remolador Torres that your legacy will always be remembered,” it said.
“He was a great friend and mentor,” said Roger Ryan Maglaway of The Art Noveau.
Another rising hairstylist Ryan Sines said Tracy was very supportive in the LGBTQ+ community.
Rumours of Torres’ ill health had swirled last week after he missed a number of events. His last public appearance was during the concert of Vice Ganda last week of November.
He died on Tuesday morning after being admitted to Ramiro Hospital the night before.
As a make-up artist and hairstsylist, Tracy Remolador Torres was a household name in major beauty pageants and events.
He touched faces of local and national celebrities. He dressed and turned many women into admirable and fashionable.
As a maker and producer of beauty queens, Tracy had discovered and mentored young women.
He also spearheaded major pageants in the province of Bohol and beyond as the official provider of gowns and hair and make up artist.
Despite his age and decades within the industry, the designer remained prevalent within popular culture. He was one of the featured designers in the “EXODUS – Bohol Fashion Forward” which will be held on Dec. 21, 2019.
The Bohol Designers Circle said, “Tracy’s aesthetics is a sumptuos mix of timeless elegance and a sprinkle of diva glam as what is expected from a beauty queen, metallic fabrics combined with luscious lace and opulent beadworks is tracy definition of elegance and glamour. Every dress he makes is none like the other, for he suits each colour,design and material to suit lady’s unique features. Every design speaks of the emotions and hidden character of a woman that does not meet the eye: Beauty, elegance, and glamour. This is the experience of every lady who wears a Tracy Torres masterpiece and creations.”