David Dixon’s show gets standing ovation from Suzanne Rogers
The buzz around the Allstream Centre on Thursday was that over 1,600 people had RSVP’d for David Dixon’s two back-to-back shows. Such society ladies as Suzanne Rogers (wearing a pouffy green jacket from Dixon’s last collection) and Catherine Nugent sat front row, as did Rick “The Temp” Campanelli (who was more interested in rubbing his date’s knee than in looking at the clothes) and Kristin Booth. Barbie by David Dixon was the first collection down the runway, offering ’60s-style shifts, laser-cut skirts and slim-fitting wool coats. Dixon’s signature line was more contemporary and almost entirely in shades of black and grey. We liked the hand- and laser-cut organza in skirts and dresses. Rogers must have agreed, because she was first up out of her seat to give a standing ovation, a move followed by many in the room.