As Yves Saint Laurent so eloquently stated, “I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” As the streets of Toronto are lined by superstars such as Ryan Gosling, Amy Adams, Lupita Nyong’o, Reese Witherspoon and the like, the entire country is watching to see the glamourous fashion that is gracing our city for TIFF 2016. Red Carpet looks are memorable for many different reasons; whether it be a killer cut, stunning fabric, or the intricacy of the design, members of the community are in awe as celebrities from around the world float down the red carpet as they celebrate these momentous occasions.
Fashion has become more than just a stunning garment; rather, fashion reflects and defines a particular moment in time. Although many of the dresses that I have hanging in my cupboard today are not the most expensive or exclusive in the industrious fashion world, they represent a moment in my life that I will forever remember. I have had the immense pleasure of wearing gowns that were intended to make a statement, dresses that seemed to tell a story, and a small handful of gowns that are so beautiful that they literally took my breath away.
Although I am not floating down the red carpet introducing my latest blockbuster film, I have been inspired by many of the designs that we have seen and thought I would share a few of my top looks that I have had the pleasure of wearing over this past week.
I have been a strong supporter for the last few years of the dynamic duo, Stephen Wong & Kirk Pickersgill, that are Greta Constantine. This year was no exception as I chose two of their exquisite garments to wear. The first, as seen on the Canadian Country Music Awards red carpet, is one of my favourites. The colour is decadent and the lines are chic with a feminine silhouette. There is a definite air of sophistication and simplicity in their designs that I gravitate towards.
The second look is a breathtaking off the shoulder navy jumpsuit that enhances the female form. The fabric truly makes this a ready-to- wear item and is the perfect look to easily transform from day to night.
Parker NY My final pick for the week is this jumper by Parker New York. In the heat of the September evening, this jumper was an instant hit. Parker New York is known for its city vibe in an effort to make style effortless. Their designs are easy to wear and beloved by many celebrities as they offer a wide range of styles that suit every woman’s closet.
Few items in the fashion world reflect a single moment in time better than a dress. From the simple elegance of a little black dress to the fairytale look of a romantic tulle and chiffon gown, I have loved watching Hollywood celebrities grace the streets of Toronto with their best fashion foot forward.