One of the country’s most anticipated events, the annual Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal annual fundraising gala, aka
ecently spun its magic, taking things the MAC Ball, r wayyyy over the top for the sartorially-sassy sold-out squad, who FYI, were speechless upon entering the take-your-breath away Libertés!-themed extravaganza, masterminded by the magic-makers at Cirque du Soleil event management arm 45 DEGREES. Nope. There’s definitely no better start to the fall winter social season! Enjoy the Diary exclusive. Photography KAREL CHLADEK COMMITTEE LOVE! LUCKY SOCIAL GAL: NICOLAS URLI, Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL, JEAN-PHILIPPE SHOIRY. FASHITUDE PARTOUT: Committee members NICOLAS URLI in TIGER OF SWEDEN and JEAN-PHILIPPE SHOIRY in HUGO BOSS. WITH CLASS & SASS: SIGRID ELLEFSON, JEAN-HUGHE LAFLEUR. POSE PERFECTION: Committee member DEBBIE ZAKAIB in FRÉDÉRIC JONCAS, foundation communications and marketing director ANNE-MARIE BARNARD in JILL STUART. POWER OF 3: Committee member DEBBIE ZAKAIB in FRÉDÉRIC JONCAS, museum director/ chief curator JOHN ZEPPETELLI, foundation communications and marketing director ANNE-MARIE BARNARD in JILL STUART. MACTASTIC: Museum director/ chief curator JOHN ZEPPETELLI, foundation communications and marketing director ANNE-MARIE BARNARD in JILL STUART, foundation board president FRANÇOIS DUFRESNE. KOOL KIDS: Antonopoulos Group finance wizard ANNA ANTONOPOULOS, in DENIS GAGNON, BIRKS beauties, FRANCIS GUINDON in TIGER OF SWEDEN and VP brand and CMO EVA HARTLING. SLEEK & CHIC: LOUISE BLANCHET, MARC BHERER. GLAM & GORGE: JOSEE MARCOTTE, husband CLAUDE MARCOTTE, JONATHAN TETRAULT, ELISABETH LAMIRE. RADIANT ROBERTS: JUDY ROBERTS, BEN ROBERTS. EVER FAB: Fragrance expert committee member RUBY BROWN IN XAVIER LARUELLE, love RICHARD SPEER, founder / president Attraction Media, in JOHN VARVATOS. POWER PAIR: Committee president / board member JOSÉE NOISEUX, in UNTTLD, husband, SIDLEE chair BERTRAND CESVET. EVENT DRIVERS: SIDLEE chair BERTRAND CESVET, committee president / board member JOSÉE NOISEUX, in UNTTLD, foundation board president FRANÇOIS DUFRESNE. WELL-ARMED! Committee member MARIE-JOSÉE SIMARD in DENIS GAGNON. BIG SMILES, GREAT STYLE: Visual effects master YANICK BOURGIE in TIGER OF SWEDEN, art guru ISABELLE MASSÉ in CINQ À SEPT. GRACE PERSONIFIED: ISABELLE MASSÉ in CINQ À SEPT. BIG SMILES, GREAT STYLE: Visual effects master YANICK BOURGIE in TIGER OF SWEDEN, art guru ISABELLE MASSÉ in CINQ À SEPT. DAZZLE MEETS DASH: Actress/ personality JULIE DU PAGE, husband, Dazmo exec ANDREW LAPIERRE. CLOUT COUPLE: SID LEE chair / co-founder and C2 board chair JEAN-FRANÇOIS BOUCHARD. wife Videotron CEO MANON BROUILETTE. ANIMATORS ADD TO THE MAC COOL. SHAN SHOWS UP: SHAN vice-president sales and marketing JEAN-FRANÇOIS SIGOUIN, and love, founder CHANTAL LÉVESQUE. STRIKING A POSE: MARIE-LISE ANDRADE. IN GREAT COMPANY: Great gallerist ANTOINE ERTASKIRAN and great wife Dr. ELISE BOULANGER. MTL T.O. SUPERSQUAD: Developer DAVID DANIEL, Spoke Club president PIERRE ZUTRAS, BIRKS VP brand and CMO EVA HARTLING, Real Housewives Of Toronto’s GRÉGORIANE MINOT PAYEUR, and BIRKS’ branding and visual director FRANCIS GUINDON. TREMENDOUS TORONTO 2: Super developer DAVID DANIELS and beautiful producer wife KATE ALEXANDER DANIELS. PRINCESS WITH POCKETS: Antonopoulos Group finance whiz ANNA ANTONOPOULOS in DENIS GAGNON. OLYMPIC MOMENT: Former Olympian and medalist BRUNY SURIN and wife BIANELLE LEGROS. STUNNING STEPH: Committee member STÉPHANIE LARIVIÈRE in DUY. OLYMPIC MOMENT WITH: Medalist BRUNY SURIN. STYLISH SUPPORT: CLAUDINE BRONFMAN in MISSGUIDED? and husband, STEPHEN BRONFMAN, in TOM FORD. of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation. CUDDLE CORNER: Celebrity real estate broker TATIANA LONDONO, husband music mogul / restaurateur DAVID ALTER. WOMEN OF INFLUENCE: Committee member DEBBIE ZAKAIB, Canadian heritage minister MÉLANIE JOLY, committee president /board member JOSÉE NOISEUX. MAC DÉCOR GOES NEXT LEVEL (ROUND 2). BARTASTIC. MAKING MAC MAGIC: Ball organizing committee members from left, NICOLAS URLI, DEBBIE ZAKAIB, RUBY BROWN, MARIE-JOSÉE SIMARD, SOPHIE BANFORD, JOSÉE NOISEUX, STÉPHANIE LARIVIÈRE, VIOLETTE COHEN, NATHALIE GOYETTE, and JEAN-PHILIPPE SHOIRY. CHARISMA CENTRAL: Museum board chair ALEXANDRE TAILLEFER, the late Leonard Cohen’s manager ROBERT KORY, minister of Canadian heritage MÉLANIE JOLY, and museum director/ chief curator JOHN ZEPPETELLI. DUO SO DAZZLING: “Dragon” and jools mogulette CAROLINE NÉRON and entrepreneur husband RÉAL BOUCLIN. READY SET TABLE! MAKING MAC MAGIC: Ball organizing committee members from left, NICOLAS URLI, DEBBIE ZAKAIB, RUBY BROWN, MARIE-JOSÉE SIMARD, SOPHIE BANFORD, JOSÉE NOISEUX, STÉPHANIE LARIVIÈRE, VIOLETTE COHEN, NATHALIE GOYETTE, and JEAN-PHILIPPE SHOIRY.