HERE ARE THREE CHOICE SUMMER EVENTS FOR TORONTO FASHION ENTHUSIASTS

The 2-hour documentary on fearless fashion designer ALEXANDER McQUEEN is now playing at the Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West, http://www.hotdocscinema.ca – showtimes vary from day to day.  Indefinite run.

<PHOTO – from the documentary, Alexander McQueen with his mother, Joyce>

“A trove of catwalk footage presents McQueen’s artistry as both a manifestation of childhood wounds and an indictment of the fashion industry’s mistreatment of models.” JEANNETTE CATSOULIS, New York Times

‘MANOLO BLAHNIK: The Art of Shoes’ continues at The Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West, until January 6/2019. The retrospective spans 45 years of work by one of the most inventive figures in his field.

TORONTO’s Bata Shoe Museum is the one and only North American stop for the exhibit.

Manolo Blahnik, poses for photos at the start of The Art of Shoes, at the Bata Museum.

Mr. Blahnik said he was “very proud to be in this temple of beauty” at the official opening of the exhibit in May, calling the Museum “incomparable.”

At the Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park, there’s a 10-year retrospective of IRIS VAN HERPEN’s stunning couture, along with installations by Canadian architect PHILIP BEESLEY.

At one time Ms. Van Herpen did an internship with the late ALEXANDER MCQUEEN.

The ROM exhibition, which continues until October 8th, features designs by the Dutch couturier that push the boundaries of traditional fashion and craftsmanship. Free tours are available in English and French.

The Royal Ontario Museum website – http://www.rom.on.ca

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