Food, frocks and the fem­i­nine form

The Globe and Mail Metro (Ontario Edition) - - PURSUITS - NOLAN BRYANT

A pair of par­ties in Toronto high­light women in film and cel­e­brate the launches of fash­ion week and TIFF D| BAR AT FOUR SEA­SONS HO­TEL TORONTO RE­LAUNCH, TORONTO

Last week – ahead of the crash of fes­tiv­i­ties that sur­round TIFF – the Four Sea­sons Toronto in Yorkville threw a party on Sept. 4 to cel­e­brate its up­dated d|bar, the more ca­sual of ho­tel’s two din­ing haunts. Su­per­star chef Daniel Boulud, the creative force be­hind both eater­ies, was on-hand to help launch the new menu; Four Sea­sons founder and chair­man Isadore Sharp and his wife, Ros­alie Wise Sharp, were also both in at­ten­dance to pre­view the up­dated space and wish the ho­tel’s owner, billionaire busi­ness­man Shahid Khan, well. Ali­son McNeil, of de­sign firm Dia­log, was in charge of the re­fresh, which em­ploys an au-cur­rant pal­ette of blush, olive and shades of grey, punc­tu­ated with rose quartz and brass. For the du­ra­tion of TIFF, pho­to­graphs cel­e­brat­ing women in film and tele­vi­sion taken by celebrity and so­ci­ety snap­per Ge­orge Pi­mentel will adorn the walls sur­round­ing the space.

1. Isadore Sharp and

Ros­alie Wise Sharp.

2. Candice Sin­clair and Talia Brown.

3. Shahid Khan with

Daniel Boulud and Kon­rad Gstrein.


Later that evening and a bit fur­ther west on Yorkville Av­enue, the first day of Toronto Fash­ion Week was wrap­ping up. Events in­cluded run­way pre­sen­ta­tions from Mikhael Kale, who dis­played his lat­est at the Royal On­tario Mu­seum, and Sid Neigum who closed the day with his show at an un­der­ground park­ing garage. Af­ter the last model cleared the run­way, it was time to cel­e­brate at a party given to mark the fash­ion-filled week and to launch The End­ings, a new book by pho­tog­ra­pher Caitlin Cronenberg and art di­rec­tor Jes­sica En­nis. The tome is a col­lec­tion of pho­to­graphic vi­gnettes that cap­ture women in the midst of emo­tional trans­for­ma­tion; though the sto­ries are fic­tional, they are said to be in­spired by real life. Sarah Gadon, Ju­lianne Moore and Emily Hamp­shire, who was in at­ten­dance, are among the few dozen tal­ented ac­tresses who pop­u­late the beau­ti­fully in­ti­mate im­ages. An ex­hi­bi­tion of the pho­to­graphs is on at Taglialatella Gal­leries though Sept. 19.

4. Katie Boland and Michael Boland.

5. Caitlin Cronenberg and Jes­sica En­nis.

6. Nikki Wirthen­sohn Yassemi. Spe­cial to The Globe and Mail

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