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Fondation de la mode de Montréal

Organization

Since 1989

The mission of the Fondation de la mode de Montréal is to support education and research in the field of fashion.

Every year, the organization awards scholarships to encourage young designers to continue their studies in Canada or abroad. It also funds academic and industry-based research projects to develop educational tools and technology. Finally, the Fondation supports various initiatives, like teacher exchange programs, guest speakers and participation in international conferences and meetings.

Scholarships are awarded at the Fondation’s annual gala, which serves as a fundraising event. This evening benefit, which attracts hundreds of people, also spotlights the work of a guest of honour whose career has contributed to the development of the industry. Graduates of LaSalle College’s International School of Fashion, Arts and Design present their creations during a fashion show.

The Fondation de la mode de Montréal was created in 1989 by the president of the LaSalle College Group, Jacques A. Lefebvre. He was president of the Fondation until 2008, when he was succeeded by Pierre Bovet, president of the Bovet menswear chain, who held the position until 2013. Jacques Marchand, Director General of LaSalle College, then took over as president.

Personalities honoured by the Fondation de la mode de Montréal since 1991:

2018
Marie Saint Pierre
Designer

2017
André Télio
President, TÉLIO

2016
Frank Lyman
President, Frank Lyman Design

2015
Jean-Claude Poitras
Designer

2014
Léopold Turgeon
President and CEO, Retail Council of Quebec

2013
Chantal Durivage et Jean-François Daviau
Founders and Co-Presidents, Groupe Sensation Mode

2012
Raymonde Tranchemontagne
Senior Design Manager, Canadelle

2011
Louis Garneau
Founder and President, Louis Garneau Sports

2010
Pierre Karl Péladeau
President and CEO, Québecor

2009
Stephen Rosenhek
Managing Partner, RSM Richter Chamberland

2008
David Gurberg
President, Groupe de mode UTEX

2007
Laurence Lewin
Cofounder and President, La Senza

2006
Andrew Lutfy
President and CEO, Groupe Dynamite

2005
Herschel Segal
Founder and CEO, Le Château

2004
Gérald Tremblay
Mayor of Montreal

2003
Guy Laliberté
President, Cirque du Soleil

2002
Salvatore Parasuco
President, Parasuco Jeans

2001
Claude Sénéchal
Executive General Manager, Sears Canada

2000
Lise Watier
President, Lise Watier Cosmétiques

1999
Paul Delage Roberge
President, Les Ailes de la Mode

1998
Morton Brownstein
President, Chaussures Browns

1997
Joel Rath
President, Holt Renfrew Canada

1996
N.R. (Bob) Peter
President, Compagnie de la Baie d’Hudson

1995
Alvin Segal
President, Peerless Clothing

1994
John Craig Eaton
President, Eaton Canada

1993
Michel Robichaud
Designer

1992
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
Designer

1991
Paco Rabanne
Designer

Sources

fondationdelamodedemontreal.ca External link

Publication date

01/10/2004

Author

Dicomode

Editor

Madeleine Goubau, Contributor

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