Night of the fashionable stars

The Toronto chapter of Fashion Group International held its annual Night of Stars gala downtown at the Carlu recently, bringing out the brightest of Canadian fashion stars, natch. Though this fashionable girl was riding her couch due to a severe throat infection, details came pouring in fast and furious from my own fashionably lovely friends. Along with the night’s honorees—including twins Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared, designer Wayne Clark, Holt Renfrew’s Barbara Atkin, journo David Livingstone and interior-design guy Brian Gluckstein—the well-heeled crowd consisted of Zoomer mag editrix Suzanne Boyd (looking lovely in a lingerie-inspired ensemble), who arrived with Ian Hylton, Pink Tartan’s Kimberley Newport-Mimran was there with hubby Joe, who was presenting, Natalie Lecomte from Holts dazzled in a pistachio Greta Constantine mini, while eTalk’s Ben Mulroney arrived with fiancée Jessica Brownstein.

Also in attendance were former Toronto Star fashion editor Bernadette Morra and CityLine’s Marilyn Denis, who cracked up the crowd while presenting, and past recipients Harry Rosen, Brian Bailey, Franco Mirabelli and Linda Lundström. Canada’s latest fashion finery came by way of new designers like Evan Biddell, Lucian Matis and the Greta Constantine boys. Monika Schnarre was there representing the photogenically privileged. With the champagne flowing in abundance, thanks to a minor mishap where all the white wine was consumed before the entrée’s hit the tables, guests mingled and noshed, until, if you were very lucky, you were invited to the Dsquared after-party in the Distillery District. Fingers crossed this fashionable girl won’t be too sick to attend next year, sounds like we missed out. C’est la vie.

Shown: Dean and Dan Caten with long-time friend, Ports 1961’s Julie Enfield. Photo courtesy of Fashion Group International.