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Chanel’s Toronto Fashion Show Helped a Great Cause

Chanel presented the Karl Lagerfeld cruise collection with a fashion show that replicated an event held in Miami in May.  It marked the designer’s first major Canadian runway show in 10 years, and served to benefit the SickKids Foundation.

More than 600 guests attended the Chanel fashion show at the Direct Energy Centre’s Heritage Court on November 30th to benefit HealthyKids International, a new initiative by the SickKids Foundation at the Hospital for Sick Children, dedicated to improving children’s health around the world . Mafalda Caruso, CTV’s executive director of special events, worked with the luxury retailer to replicate the presentation of Karl Lagerfeld’s 2008-09 Chanel resort collection, which was held poolside at Miami’s Raleigh Hotel in May.

There was a live auction for Chanel vintage items, of which the highest bidder reportedly paid $40,000 for a 1955 Chanel purse!  The show included 35 models, six of which were local, and what looked like the entirety of Chanel’s 2008/2009 cruise collection.  A runway-length pool of blue, six inches deep, was erected in the middle of the dining hall, and topped with a meandering black path similar to the one in Miami. Projected blue ripples floated across enormous screens on the walls to give that watery, poolside “Miami” feeling.

The models wore knitted beach cover-ups with curved sleeves, pastel-striped swimwear, pink tie-dye logo T-shirts, jackets pairing vinyl and tweed, and one stunning white dress that had the midsection material removed to revealing a bed of red roses. Just watch the show on Chanel’s site and you’ll get the idea.

Pictures from BizBash

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December 4, 2008 - Posted by | Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Reviews | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Don’t spam my blog with unrelated rantings JingYi Yuan!

    Comment by w4wtoronto | December 5, 2008


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