Montreal celebrates the art of dressing up with Style !
Do you love the world of Fashion ? Do you revel in admiring glamourous outfits, haute couture and paying fine attention to details ?
This week Gen’s Delights invites you to come to downtown #Montreal and visit the latest Dior exhibit at the McCord Museum, enjoy an evening of comedy, great entertainment and glamourous costumes at Canada’s Drag Race live at the Royalmount Drive in Theatre or partake in the first virtual edition of the ever trendy Fashion Preview festival that celebrates local talents !
As per the latest Quebec health degree and regulations, please check to see if access to physical events is allowed or if opening hours have been modified. Also please respect social distancing , frequent hand washing and mask wearing / sanitation measures.
The McCord Museum celebrates a decade of couture icon: DIOR
World War II left a dark cloud across Europe – leaving in economic distress Paris – the once darling capital of the fashion industy.
For a decade, post-war from 1947 to 1957, one man revolutionized fashion and revitalized the entire industry by starting DIOR, the now iconic Parisian haute couture label. Christian Dior reinvented modern dressmaking by offering innovative patterns, designs and high end materials while providing his clients with timeless, elegant and form fitting feminine pieces.
Now the McCord museum is proud to present an immersive multimedia exhibition featuring more than 50 original garments and multiple accessories ( Some from local Montreal donors ! ) from the crucial decade when Dior ran his atelier.
In sharp contrast to wartime fashions that were more casual, loosely fitted and subject to the ongoing rationing, Dior was a true visionary in terms of branding and introducing a new feminine estheticreminiscent of 19 – century silhouettes that boasted rounded shoulders, tightly fitted corsetted upper bodices and long pleated skirts that flowed down to the floor with heavier fabric.
Dior was also eager to collaborate with the very best fashion manufacturers and suppliers and liberally used quality enhancers such as beads, ribbons and lace to accentuate his dresses.
An in-person visit to the exhibit is in order to admire the detailed craftmanship upclose!
Christian Dior – the Exhibit will be open through Jan. 3rd at the McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke St. W.
For admission fees and hours, as well as more details on programs, films and presentations connected with the exhibition, please visit musee-mccord.qc.ca.
Canada’s Top Queens Return to the Live Stage This Fall with Canada’s Drag Race :
Following this summer’s sold-out Drive ‘N DragUSA tour, World of Wonder and Voss Events are excited to announce that this Wednesday, September 30th to Thursday, October 1st, 2020 Montreal’sRoyalmount Drive-in Event Theatre,will be hosting four live concerts starring Canada’s Drag Race winner Priyanka , top 3 finalist Scarlett Bobo, Montreal’s drag legend Rita Baga along with Kiara and fan favorites BOA and Tynomi Banks.
A brand-new experience for drag fans and glamour lovers alike, two shows with be hosted nightly at 7:00 & 9:30 p.m. by RuPaul’s Drag Race finalist Brooke Lynn Hytes.
Attendees will enjoy the live theatrical experience from the safety of inside, in front of, or on the hood of their cars with concert style stage and lighting, Jumbotron screens and sound will be pumped outside from the main stage and through every car via FM transmitters.
Food and beverages will be available from on site Lucilles food truck, concession stand as well as exclusive merchandise featuring the star-studded cast.
“It feels amazing to be able to perform on stage in front of a live audience in my home country,” says host Brooke Lynn Hytes. “I’m so excited to be reunited with this amazing cast and to be able to spread a little joy to my fellow Canadians!”
As the show’s producer, Brandon Voss, states: “ we’ve moved the show outside to continue providing much needed entertainment during these crazy times. A pandemic won’t keep our queens from ruling the stage. The drag show must go on!”
For information on tickets and special VIP packages please visit :
$99 per car for two people. VIP tickets, with sight lines to the center of the stage, are also available for $199 per spot. Additional passengers are $30 each.
*Please note that first come first serve and SUV positioning still apply inside of the preferred section.
Fashion Preview hosts its first Virtual Edition:
Fashion Preview returns to the city with its very first digital edition to be held next October 14th and 15th, 2020th at 6:00 p.m. to be streamed on various social networks and on its official website: http://www.fashion-preview.ca/fp2020
💥 Highlights of this unique and interactive edition include showcasing the talents of various local fashion designers with intimate fashion films where each designer will reveal his or her vision of fashion, their creative world and their professional know-how.
💥 Expect a 100% immersive fashion journey where you will discover the creative energy and artistic vision that drives local creators and learn how and what you can do to continue to support and encourage them.