The fashion party of the year? The A-list shows support for The Bay

The fashion party of the year? The A-list shows support for The Bay

Charlotte Dellal 

In what may go down as the fashion party of 2010, The Bay hosted a tribute to British designers and the first anniversary of its swank couture boutique, The Room. Celebrating our Commonwealth heritage, the God Save the Queen party last night was the place to be. Out went racks of designer duds from the space and in went bottles of bubbly. Such fashion bold-faces as Giles Deacon, Canadians Erdem Moralioglu and Mark Fast, Nicholas Kirkwood, Charlotte Olympia, Jonathan Sanders and Marios Schwab all had designs showcased at the swishy event, and the society queens came in droves. Even the servers were A-list—we spotted musician Gentleman Reg carrying trays of cocktails.

Perhaps due to concerns about spillage on the fancy frocks, red wine wasn’t on the menu, but the evening overflowed with champagne, white wine and gin drinks. We spotted Toronto designer Jeremy Laing flanked by dowagers cooing over his latest collection in New York, a witchy-looking Stacey Kimel, Bay CEO Bonnie Brooks, Jian Ghomeshi, Dan Levy (in a pair of fierce studded boots) and many a fur stole. We almost missed Suzanne Rogers, who ditched her signature bouffant for a sleek, chic ponytail. The party wound down around 10, but this is fashion week, darlings, so of course an unofficial after-party plan went into effect–this time at new Toronto hot spot Goodnight. See what people wore in our slide show below >>