The thing about the annual
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal ( MAC) Ball is well , everything: From the perfect event production which 45 DEGREES, the event-planning arm of Cirque du Soleil took through the roof at this year’s Silver Factory -themed spectacular, to the towers of foodie bliss masterfully prepped by the Fairmont Queen E., to the crazy dance party alive in beats courtesy of Hi-Fi Showband, to the ridiculously fabulous and sartorially savvy A-list crowd, to the popping $600,000 for the foundation, the MAC team MAKES IT HAPPEN. 2017 Mac Ball, you have seriously silver shoes to fill. Photography KAREL CHLADEK
MAC MAKERS: Members of the 2016 MAC Ball organizing committee make their mark (all women in gowns purchased from home-grown designer XAVIER LARUELLE). SILVERING: 45 DEGREES does Warhol’s SILVER FACTORY justice at the annual MAC Ball. SILVERING: 45 DEGREES does Warhol’s SILVER FACTORY justice at the annual MAC Ball. ELEGANCE PERSONIFIED: ALAIN MICHAUDi n TOM FORD and ZEGNA and NADIA in a simple oh so sexy black sheath. AS ONLY SHE CAN: The radiant RUBY BROWN in amazing XAVIER LARUELLE. MAC STYLE SILVERING. BLACK-TIE PERFECTION: FÉLIX MARZELL, co-founder, industrial designer, Dix au carré and love, Canadian heritage minister MÉLANIE JOLY. deGORGEOUS: PHILIPPE DE GASPÉ BEAUBIEN and wife, NANNETTE DE GASPÉ BEAUBIEN (currently revolutionizing the beauty masque industry with her namesake brand). A MAN FOR FOUR SEASONS: “Dynamite” entrepreneur ANDREW LUTFY, chair of Carbonleo, the premier property and management company in partnership with the Four Seasons luxury hotel for its return to Montreal, attends the MAC Ball with his team, including marketing VP, MURIELLE ZAGURY. He: in RALPH LAUREN. She: in CATHERINE MALANDRINO. THAT KIND OF STYLE: Design master and one half of the creative team behind WANT LESE ESSENTIELS POUR A VIE: DEXTER PEART in LANVIN and wife, PR powerhouse MARIA VARVARIKOS-PEART in DODO BAR OR. GOWNING & TUXING SO WELL: Real estate mogulette TATIANA LONDON and husband, music mogul DAVID ALTER. IN MATCHING SPARKLY SHOES: Dragon and super entrepreneur MITCH GARBER, CEO of Caesars Acquisition in custom OZWALD BOATENG and JIMMY CHOOS and Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL in RAD HOURANI, DYNAMITE, HERMES, and GUCCI. POWER PAIR: Entrepreneur / actress / superwoman CAROLINE NERON and husband RÉAL BOUCLIN. DUDES IN THE MAC: FRANCISCO RANDEZ in his signature SARTORIALTO, MITCH GARBER in custom OZWALD BOATENG and JIMMY CHOO and NICOLAS URLI. AWWW: MITCH GARBER, CEO of Caesars Acquisition and 45 DEGREES chief YASMINE KHALIL. GODDESS TERRITORY: CAROLINE FLETCHER, EVANA BOUTROS in STELLA MCCARTNEY and CATHERINE MELLING TURNER. PRETTY POWER PAIR: Hon. co-chair Vidéotron president / CEO MANON BROUILLETTE and husband SIDLEE CEO / co-founder / senior partner JEAN-FRANÇOIS BOUCHARD. BRONZED & BEAUTIFUL: Actress / media personality JULIE DU PAGE in signature BCBGMAXAZRIA and husband, DAZMO partner ANDREW LAPIERRE in ZEGNA. BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY: JOSÉE NOISEUX in XAVIER LARUELLE. HUGGING IT OUT: IOHANN MARTIN and JOSÉE NOISEUX. SCARF THAT: AUDREY VALLIÈRES and love, Stingray Digital cofounder/president ERIC BOYKO. SMILING BIG: JESSICA GOZLAN in NICOLE MILLER and husband MAURICE KASPY in ARMANI. CHAIRESSE: Sublime ball chair DEBBIE ZAKAIB in XAVIER LARUELLE. SPOTLIGHT ON: ISABELLE VERGE and JESSICA DUFOUR. UH WWWOOOOOOOOW: Members l’École supérieur de ballet du Québec dazzle during dinner. UH WWWOOOOOOOOW: Members l’École supérieur de ballet du Québec dazzle during dinner. UH WWWOOOOOOOOW: Members l’École supérieur de ballet du Québec dazzle during dinner. UH WWWOOOOOOOOW: Members of les Danseurs de l’École supérieur de ballet du Québec dazzle during dinner. PAINT BY FABULOUS. 😉 “STARS, THEY’RE JUST LIKE US, … BUT IN BETTER SHOES!” 😉 Dragon and super entrepreneur MITCH GARBER, CEO of Caesars Acquisition in custom OZWALD BOATENG and JIMMY CHOOS and wife Air Canada exec ANNE-MARIE BOUCHER in Michael Kors. LETTING LOOSE: Members of les Danseurs de l’École supérieur de ballet du Québec dazzle during dinner. RED CARPET WORTHY: CLAUDINE BLONDIN, co-president of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Foundation and husband STEPHEN BRONFMAN. JOB PERK: OnMobile Global executive chair FRANCOIS-CHARLES SIROIS and Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL. HAWT BOOKENDS! OnMobile Global executive chair FRANCOIS-CHARLES SIROIS and Boyden main man ROGER T. DUGUAY flank one of our fave blondes. ELEGANTLY EXPECTANT: Gorgeous mom-to-be LUCIA GRACA and proud husband / dad-to-be JEFFREY REMEDIOS, Universal Music Canada president / CEO. SERIOUSLY SIREN-Y: London-based VALENTINE THOMAS and love, Global executive chair FRANCOIS-CHARLES SIROIS. MAC-STYLE SILVER FACTORY. GIRL BOSS GETS DOWN! Business powerhouse and media legend MITSOU GÉLINAS struts her stuff. BLONDE, BRILLIANT & BEAUTIFUL: SCOTT JACKSON and wife CHRISTINE. HEY YOU! MISS MITS! 🙂 HIGH VOLTAGE COUPLE: JESSICA CICCARELLO in ALESSANDRA RICH and JEAN-PHILIPPE SHOIRY. SISTERS IN STYLE: Groupe Antonopoulos’ ANNA ANTONOPOULOS and MARIA ANTONOPOULOS.