On Saturday, October 15,2016 St. David’s Presbyterian Church in Campbellville, Ont. held an haute couture fashion show. Above Serena Purdy models an authentic tweed and velvet Chanel suit. Chanel invented haute couture, and her uncompromising adherence to quality is legendary.
Samantha Dredge is dressed in a custom sweater, and a Comrags pleated skirt. Designers Judy Cornish and Joyce Gunhouse (Toronto) make up Comrags which has been described as “feminine despite themselves” and “prettiness with an edge”
Kaitlyn Dredge looks very comfortable in Catherine Regehr’s beige silk wrap dress. Catherine Regehr’s fashion-fused designs are based on one philosophy: “create elegant shapes in luxurious fabrics that you can wear over and over” (Vancouver).
Serena Purdy in a quintessential Alexander McQueen zipper dress. McQueen is truly a couturier designer who is known for designing pieces with shock value, such as the bold bustiers worn by Madonna early in her career.
Ellen Elsley in a signature Monique Lhuillier gown. Lhuillier has become especially known for her celebrity wedding and red carpet gowns. Her list of clientele includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Stewart, Hilary Swank, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry.
Kaitlyn Dredge reveals the peel in this Rachel Sin ‘Banana Peel’ dress. Rachel (Toronto) creates a versatile collection of precisely tailored and perfectly detailed work wear and cocktail dresses.
Clothing was provided by Paris Calling, Designer Consigner, and glasses and sunglasses were from Jonathan Lenard Opticians.