IDS11 Opening Gala

Toronto Is Fashion - IDS11 Opening Gala

On Thursday night, Toronto Is Fashion was given the opportunity to attend the Globe and Mail’s official opening soiree for the Interior Design Show 2011.

Fashion and interior design have gone hand-in-hand for years, and the gala proved to be a reflection of this as the event space quickly became a who’s who of the fashion and design scenes. Fashion Television’s Jeanne Beker, Flare Magazine’s editor-in-chief Lisa Tant, socialite Suzanne Rogers and Realtor Jennifer Payette mingled with the heavy hitters of the interior design world including Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman, Sarah Richardson and Alfred Sung. We were also delighted to meet other Toronto personalities that only a show like IDS can bring together. Georgia and Susanne, better known as The Wine Ladies, were a thrill to finally meet as we discussed purses and the shows exhibits. Love It or List It designer Hilary Farr was another person we were happy to unexpectedly meet during the evening.

Although it was a little cold outside, it didn’t stop guests from looking sharp and wearing some great dresses, although there was a bit of overkill on the Lanvin for H&M. Check out our pictures from the event below, and check back for our coverage of the rest of IDS 11.

Toronto Is Fashion - IDS11 Opening Gala Lisa Tant
Flare Magazine’s Lisa Tant was tweeting her favorite items throughout the night
Toronto Is Fashion - IDS11 Opening Gala Sarah Richardson
And Marc got to meet one of his HGTV favorites, Sarah Richardson
Toronto Is Fashion - IDS11 Opening Gala Hilary Farr
Richard was happy to meet Love It or List It’s Hilary Farr, which is his favourite show.
Toronto Is Fashion - IDS11 Opening Gala Barbara Milner and Michelle Mawby
The Marilyn Dennis Show producer Barbara Milner and Interior Designer Michelle Mawby, were all giggles while helping make delicious waffles
Toronto Is Fashion - IDS11 Opening Gala Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman
Design duo and CBC hosts Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman strike a pose in the media lounge.
Toronto Is Fashion - IDS11 Opening Gala ‘The Wine Ladies’ Georgia and Susanne and Biko Beauttah
‘The Wine Ladies’ Georgia and Susanne talk purses with Toronto stylist Biko Beauttah
Toronto Is Fashion - IDS11 Opening Gala NOW Magazine style editor Andrew Sardone and designer Philip Sparks
NOW Magazine style editor Andrew Sardone (left) and designer Philip Sparks (right) and a fashionable guest
Toronto Is Fashion - IDS11 Opening Gala Audi Canada president and CEO Martin Sander and IDS co-founder Shauna Levy
IDS co-founder Shauna Levy helps present some hot wheels with Audi Canada president and CEO Martin Sander

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