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Street Style: Pride Month kick-off party at the AGO

By Jean Grant| Photography by Giordano Ciampini

The AGO hosted a massive, sold-out bash on Thursday night to celebrate the start of Pride Month. With drinks in hand, partiers explored the gallery’s exhibits, danced to DJs and watched provocative performance art pieces selected by Toronto artist and filmmaker Bruce LaBruce. Here, a few of our favourite looks from the night:

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Kate Rigg

40, Comedian “I was going for a hipster, androgynous, British youth meets lesbian festival-goer sort of look.”

 

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Shani Scott

32, vintage clothing seller “My friend gave me this Yohji Yamamoto shirt and I love it.”

 

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Reece McCrone

26, Student “I wanted to show the two sides of myself: I can be soft and bubbly but I also have a harder edge.”

 

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Cecile Desvignes

32, Stage curator “This is me being casual—I wore this to work.”

 

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Gary Levy

25, artist/blogger “I was going for a bit of a Memoirs of a Geisha, girly-boy vibe.”

 

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Lisa McGregor

32, Innovation strategist “This purse was my grandmother’s. My style is vintage and classic.”

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Vitina Blumenthol

25, entrepreneur “I always dress a bit bohemian but try to be classy at the same time.”

 

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Dio Vriniotis

27, Designer “I like contrast and pattern.”

 

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Lawrence Rutherford

33, artist “I’m wearing Christmas pajamas—it’s a representation of not being ready.”

 

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Adrian Noronha

21, Student “My tunic was custom-made by “Choose Life Today,” a group of resilient female entrepreneurs I connected with near Nairobi, Kenya last summer.”

 

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Ray Love

37, artivist “I wear a version of this every day to challenge conceptual norms. It’s sort of trashbag-chic.”

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Victoria Lyabinetskaya

19, hostess “I bought this denim jacket in Kensington Market, and the store sewed all the embellishments on for me.”

 

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Carl Woo

25, stylist “I’d describe my style as fresh off the runway. The shirt is by DSquared2.”

 

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Manny Sound

37, delivery agent “I’m Cree. My parents gave me this beaded armband.”

 

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Darcy Brooks

30, Marketing/communications specialist “I thought, I’m going to a gallery so I may as well wear a piece of art. The bag and the skirt are both from Etsy.”

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