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by Jennifer Laoun-Rubenstein, o.o.d

Fashion show at the MFA

 

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Monday November 26th, 2012 - The atmosphere at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is chaotic and anticipatory: caterers are putting the final touches on their hors d'oeuvres; drinks are poured; fashion models are getting into the latest creations of some of Quebec's finest designers. Guests--dressed to the nines-- first trickle and then pour into the Museum's large glass room. This evening, merchants and designers from the Quartier du Musée area will present their products and creations to an exclusive audience.

After an opening address, the lights dim, the music starts and the fashion show begins. Murmers of approval can be heard as designs by Michel Desjardins, Shan, Nadya Toto, Isabelle Elie, Jean-François Morissette et Maison de couture Arthur slink down the runway. Applause: Bravo! Bravo!

The night is far from over: the time has come for Montreal's fashion elite to get to know the Quartier's merchants, wine glass in hand. The Georges Laoun table is flooded with smiling guests, dying to try on frames hand-picked for the event by Mylène Laoun. Photographer Irina Banyik is on site to capture the moment. The mood is festive: oh, how we love sharing the joy of eyewear!

The evening in pictures:

ON THE RUNWAY

Eyewear from the Georges Laoun collections shine under the runway lights.

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lunettes Georges Laoun

 

THE GEORGES LAOUN TABLE

75 carefully selected frames await guests... Roughly 15 members of the Georges Laoun team are on location to offer advice and to have a good time. Now's the moment for a coveted consultation with our buyer, Mylène Laoun, but above all, the goal for the night is to let loose and be tempted by our more daring styles. Here is our team and our friends:

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lunettes Georges Laoun
Mylène Laoun greets guests.

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Anne-Marie Laoun, Gabriella, Cindy and Françine

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Gabriella, Mylène, Chantal and Anne-Marie

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lunettes Georges Laoun
The team with Georges and Phina Laoun

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lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun
Jennifer with artist Frank Caracciolo and his partner

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lunettes Georges Laoun

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Georges Laoun and Mike

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Cécile, Jennifer and Béatrice

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lunettes Georges Laoun

 

 

HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU!

It's worth saying: you weren't shy and we couldn't be happier! Here are our rock-stars of the evening:

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lunettes Georges Laoun
G-L-A-M-O-U-R!

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The lovely Amy

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Va-va-voom! Myriam from Paperplanes is rocking an ultra-feminine Andy Wolf.

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Myriam, changing it up in a Spiderwoman-esque number.

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Mylène

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The charming Joël Vautour from RSVP Montreal wearing Tipton Budapest made from recycled vinyl.

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Tipton and Vincent Kaes collections, accompanied by a megawatt smile.

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Françine captures the essence of the Bocca by Face à Face


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Geraldine from Paperplanes shows off her many sides in four stunning models.

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

Le lundi 26 novembre 2012 - L'atmosphère au Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal est frénétique et anticipatoire: les traiteurs mettent les touches finales à leurs hors-d'oeuvres; le vin est servi; les mannequins enfilent les dernières créations de designers Québecois... petit à petit, la verrière du Musée se remplit de personnes qui se sont mises sur leur trente-et-un pour l'occasion. Ce soir, les commercants du Quartier du Musée présenteront leurs produits et leurs créations devant une audience exclusive.  Après quelques mots de bienvenue, les lumières se tamisent, la musique transperce la salle et le défilé de mode commence. On entend des murmurs d'approbation lorsque les collections de  Michel Desjardins, Shan, Nadya Toto, Isabelle Elie, Jean-François Morissette et Maison de couture Arthur se déplacent furtivement sur le podium. On applaudit: Bravo! Bravo!  La soirée est loin d'être terminée: le moment est venu pour les fashionistas et fashionistos de jaser avec les commercants du Quartier, verre en main. La table Georges Laoun est inondée de personnes souriantes, voulant essayer des montures choisies spécialement par Mylène Laoun. Irina Banyik est sur place pour capter les souvenirs. L'humeur et conviviale: que nous aimons partager la joie des lunettes!  La soirée en images:  SUR LE RUNWAY  lunettes Georges Laoun  lunettes Georges Laoun  lunettes Georges Laoun  LA TABLE GEORGES LAOUN  lunettes Georges Laoun  lunettes Georges Laoun  COMME VOUS ÊTES BEAUX!  lunettes Georges Laoun  lunettes Georges Laoun  lunettes Georges Laoun  lunettes Georges Laoun

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Djalé is hooked on Glossi.

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Isn't Chantal beautiful?

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Always elegant and eclectic, Francine Grimaldi isn't afraid to push the envelope.

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lunettes Georges Laoun

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lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun
Flowers in winter! Why not?

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lunettes Georges Laoun
Forget Venice; here's a fancy mask you can wear every day.

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lunettes Georges Laoun
Men can't let women have all the fun!

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Gabriella wows in two fabulous retro style frames with a modern twist.

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lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun
Glasses guaranteed to make your lashes 1,000% longer!

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lunettes Georges Laoun
Mike is debonair in Anne et Valentin.

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Jessie!

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Irina, our awesome photographer! But... who's behind the camera?

 

FOUR EYES ARE BETTER THAN TWO!

Photos between friends, family, couples, coworkers...

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lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

 

SEEING DOUBLE

Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you: here's what happens when two people wear the same frame.

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lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

lunettes Georges Laoun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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