It is Toronto’s biggest and best fashion event. Last night I got lucky and got to see the spectacle.
What a privilege to watch Dita Van Teese do her famous Champagne routine! It was incredible.
The event itself was a lot different than last year. It was at the distillery district and it was a cold May night. I felt bad for all the beautiful people in their amazing burlesque-themed outfits shivering. Fashion Cares traditionally tends to have a lot of skin to show off the M.A.C makeup so I saw a lot of goosebumps. This meant a lot of people left early. There were plenty of seats, a first for Fashion Cares. People with forethought to wear fur looked smart. This is Canada, right?
Fashion Cares shows another side of Canada I love too. Check out TorontoStreetFashion.com and you’ll see bohemians of high caliber. Toronto has a very liberal, tolerant, cosmopolitan side. We also have our own celebrated showoffs who are regarded with affection, admiration and humour (rarely reverent).
The other Canadian aspect of the event is the idea is that Fashion does care. Seeing around me the cast of characters both the established running the show, the first timers, the joy of imagining and creating and fantasy is real, the love is there and you can feel it. I highly recommend going, or volunteering.