Dreamy Greta Constantine show at Circa nightclub was pitched at the fabulously wealthy even as the economy is facing tough times ahead.


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As the economy falters, designers sent outfits down their runways clearly aimed at the idle rich

Mar 21, 2008 04:30 AM

Living Reporter

Ah, the arrogance of fashion.

As the global economy threatens to grind into a recession and the Canadian dollar takes its biggest plunge since 1962, the runways at Toronto's L'Oréal Fashion Week revealed little sympathy.

Over four days this week 35 fashion designers presented fall/winter 2008 collections, many of them based on themes uniquely relevant to the recession-proof, rich and famous.

While the majority of the shows were held in a massive white tent complex at Nathan Phillips Square, the Greta Constantine show was held at Circa nightclub. The line, designed by Project Runway Canada contestant Stephen Wong and business partner Kirk Pickersgill, was clearly aimed at the idle rich, the Aspen set perhaps, with shimmering white gowns accented with rustic deer horn accessories.




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