Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Ball celebrates Quebec fashion

Over the weekend, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts dedicated the 58th edition of its annual fundraising gala to Quebec fashion. 

From left to right: Steven Raj Bhaskaran & Hannah Rose Dalton, designers, Fecal Matter; Danielle Champagne, Director of the MMFA Foundation; and Thierry-Maxime Loriot, conservator, MMFA - Pierre Longtin
 
Under the theme “Nuit Couture”, the museum designed nine banquet halls inspired and dedicated to several Quebec fashion designers: Philippe Dubuc, Denis Gagnon, Helmer Joseph, Nathon Kong, Marie-Ève Lecavalier, Markantoine, Fecal Matter, Atelier New Regime and Marie Saint Pierre. 
 
The designers each chose a word and material that inspired the décor of the banquet halls, creating a space in their image and offering a glimpse into their artistic worlds. 
 
Meanwhile, Aldo Bensadoun, founder of the Aldo Group, was chosen as the guest of honour.
 
The Museum has spearheaded a number of exhibitions dedicated to prominent designers, including Yves Saint Laurent (2008), Denis Gagnon Shows All (2010), The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier (2011), Love Is Love (2017) and the upcoming Thierry Mugler: Couturissime (March 2019).

Banquet hall dedicated to Fecal Matter. 2018 MMFA Ball. - Pierre Longtin
 
The Ball concluded with a preview of the exhibition Thierry Mugler: Couturissime devoted to the internationally famous designer, to be presented at the MMFA from March 2 to September 8, 2019.
 
The Museum’s leading fundraising event brought together over 950 guests and raised a historical record of $1.5 million in net profits. 

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