I’d never been to a fashion show before, but after writing about Outfits from a New Era (Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four and Part Five), Les Ballets Russes de Diaghilev and the Arlette Vermeiren Zucoli exhibit, I figured it was not only high time, but could be a learning experience as well.
I wasn’t quite certain what to expect, but I figured despite my looking like a fish out of water, whatever happened it was unlikely to hurt, and as it was for a cause, maybe it would help my karma point score.
I wasn’t important enough to have anyone ask to take my picture, but I did manage to bumble my way through the event using mine, although I almost ran out of battery power.
As it was a fancy fundraiser, there were lots of folk dressed to the nines. Most of the early part of the evening was dedicated to wine and finger food. There was a silent auction and a live auction and I was told that the tickets cost $350/ch.
According to the program there were 33 outfits, although I was unable to keep track of everything as the models sashayed by. I also was quite struck by how all the models seemed to have the same expression on their face and how they appeared angry or unhappy.
Before I go to another fashion show, I’m going to have to learn what tulle, ponte di roma, lurex, dupioni and a lot of other technical terms mean. It also seems that the fashion industry and the art world aren’t exactly in sync when it comes to definitions of colors.
The show stopper.
But really what caught my eye were the shoes that were worn to the event. I’m fairly certain that more than one person thought I had a foot fetish, but I digress.
They raised about $160,000 at the event, and if you want to know more about The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, click here. If you want to know more about Colorectal Cancer, click on this. If you want more information on the Lundström collections try this. If you want to make a donation to The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, click on this. And if you want to know more about testing for Colorectal Cancer click here.Published: November 17th, 2011 Author: zeke Categories: Fashion, Montréal, Photo Essay, Ramble | 1 Comment »