Mugler is having a moment. Couturissime, the spectacular exhibition opening March 2 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, is the climax of that moment.
Two opposing trends ruled the Oscars red carpet Sunday night: girlie – in tulle and feathers and pink, oh my – and women in pants.
I wore my glittery tweed Chanel blazer today, not because I love it, but to pay tribute to the great Karl Lagerfeld, who made it cool to wear the quintessential ladylike jacket – reinvented. The prolific designer and artist, who died Tuesday at age 85, was a true visionary who changed the course of fashion [...]
Kudos to Emanuela Lolli for keeping Fashion Preview, a showcase for Montreal design, up and running for 10 seasons. It can’t be easy. It has moved from its early editions at the Phi Centre and Ogilvy’s Tudor Hall, on to the Agora of the Coeur des Sciences at UQAM, and now to the Edifice Wilder, [...]
The Festival Mode & Design takes to the streets, theatres, conference rooms and museums of Montreal for its 18th edition August 20-25, with an eclectic program of fashion, music, dance, conferences and films. Among the highlights: talks by Robert Lepage, editor Caroline Issa and two Christian Dior luminaries, nose François Demachy and historian Vincent Leret, [...]
White linen? Check. Jumpsuits? Check. Snakeskin? Check. Fashion? Absolutely! Roxy Earle, with a personality as big as her curvy figure, is thrilled that she finally has access to the kind of fashion she craves. Especially the chic stretch white linen pieces she’s always wanted to wear on holiday in Greece. A former Real Housewife of Toronto [...]
Balenciaga is a label that can generate strong opinions. On the one hand, you have the “master,’’ as his contemporaries called Cristóbal Balenciaga at the height of the haute couture years, the 50s and 60s. On the other hand, today Demna Gvasalia is at the helm of the storied house, upending fashion as we have [...]
Here is an unfiltered picture diary of my Grand Prix week, seen through my iPhone, often with a glass of Champagne in hand. Race, what race? – as I ask every year. PRELUDE: OFF TO THE RACES A massive stretch limo outside the Ritz heralded the start of Grand Prix week. On Monday, though, a [...]
(Headline with apologies and in homage to the late, great Anthony Bourdain) A funny thing happened to me at the Hermès carré counter: I swooned, and felt as if I were about to faint. Was it Stendhal’s syndrome, in which I was overcome by the beauty of the Fleurs de Giverny and Jardin à Sintra [...]
It’s going to be one of those weeks. Grand Prix week is here, and my trusty old-school paper calendar has no more room. The festivities kicked off Monday, as Hugo Boss invited a few folks onboard the HUGO BOSS, a 60-foot monohull racing yacht with skipper Alex Thomson. Holed up in the tiny cabin of the [...]