F1 Dress To Kill Fashion Night At The Mansion Party

For its third edition, Dress To Kill magazine hosted a fashionable Pre-Grand Prix party at Mount Stephen Hotel’s refined George Bar with a guest list of creatives that would make your Instagram feed blush. With sponsors such as Johnnie Walker and Aston Martin, counting brands such as  Bentley, Jaguar et Land Rover under its wings, picture the herd of luxury cars parked in front of the hotel’s red carpet covering the architectural stairs surrounded with photographers taking pictures of celebrities and guests.

Dress To Kill Magazine’s mission is to highlight and promote voices of avant-garde and visionary artists from the Canadian fashion and cultural worlds. And with its “Neo Rennaissance” theme, DTK wanted to reunite contemporary artists who are redefining the standards and, by extension, the future through fashion, art, literacy and culture. DTK is printed 4 times per year with a focus on special themes per season.

In the Victorian building where Mount Stephen operates, there was a sea of beautiful people dressed to impressed (maybe even to kill it, this one was too easy sorry!). Cari Tauben was animating the Night At The Mansion party with fashion editor Randy Smith styling the scene. Among the attendees: Philippe Dubuc, Stephane Leduc, Markantoine, the mmode crew, Jean-Claude Poitras, Scarlett Saint-James, Oscar Mendoza and Azamit.

 

 

Louboutin x Grand Prix

Christian Louboutin released on June 6th 2 very limited edition Louboutin styles. One for women (Flash Kate: 14 pairs) and one for men (Flash Kate: 15 pairs) inspired by Canadian race car drivers.

 

Races in Fashion History

Let’s rewind to the nineteen hundreds when Jeanne Paquin, the first woman designer in Paris, started sending young models and actresses wearing her designs (with many of them wearing the same design) to races, the opera and other see and be seen happenings to promote her new collections. It is said that the Paris Longchamp race course (the brand we know was named after this hippodrome by its founder Jean Cassegrain) was comparable to a catwalk with different designers sending their models to show off their latest collections. Some extra information: Paquin was also the first woman to be accepted in Haute Couture, she was also the first Parisian couturier to expand internationally. Her savoir faire and marketing techniques grabbed the attention of queens, actresses and ladies from prominent American families such as the Astors, Rockfellers and Vanderbilts.

 

F1 Boutique in Old Montreal

Located on 28 Saint-Paul East, the F1 Boutique gathers a large selection of men, women and kids clothing and accessories by car brands and Formula 1 teams. It’s a must see and shop if you want to wear the colors of your favorite team during Grand Prix, find some pretty cool specialty clothing items or for souvenir purchases.

 

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