An Unforgettable Night for Toronto’s Fashion Industry
COPPS Productions Ltd. Lead by the charismatic Marie Copps produced a one-of-a-kind experiential fashion event concept, Fashion Shoot Extravaganza (FSE). Notable guests including Grego Minot, Alicia Mcnamara, Vicky Milner, special guest Joan Kelley Walker, and more walked the red carpet photographed by George Pimentel Photography.
“Fashion Shoot Extravaganza has done to the traditional fashion show what Cirque de Soleil did to the traditional circus many years ago. Marie Copps, the mastermind behind this event, has turned the world of fashion inside out…or to be more exact, she has pulled back the curtain so that we, the audience, can take a peek behind it to see what goes into creating the moment of perfection…the final magazine image, the graceful model gliding down the runway like an ethereal being.”City Sophisticate
Prior to the commencement of the show, guests had the opportunity to explore multiple immersive event spaces including a personal “cover shoot” shot by Jemelyn Dela Cruz, and photobooth by PhotoboothTO. In the VIP Behindthe-scenes (BTS) room, thanks to sponsor Ascentia Diamonds, FSE was host to the first ever public appearance of the world’s largest pearl, showcased in a custom designed gold sculpted octopus.
“In a time when one fashion show can blend into another, the general consensus was that the eye-opening spectacle for the senses won’t soon be forgotten. The evening of fantasy and luxury sets the stage for what we can expect from Marie Copps and COPPS Productions Ltd.”Toronto Guardian
The pinnacle of the evening was a four-act theatrical show that drew back the curtain on the unsung heroes of the fashion industry hosted by CTV The Social’s Melissa Grelo and Jess Allen. The audience was taken on a journey through a live, theatrical fashion shoot presented in four chapters: Youth, Wedding, Society, and The Fall, showcasing not only talented models, fashion designers, and gorgeous decor and furniture provided by GPS Decors and P.H.D. Furniture, but also highlighting those who are traditionally behind the scenes or off-stage. Makeup artists, hair stylists, nail artists, creative directors, set designers, and photographers all had their moment on stage along with key sponsors and special guests who contributed to the success of the entire showcase.
“Bringing together fashion design, production, makeup, styling, photography, and theatre, Marie Copps and her team successfully executed one of the most impressive and fascinating events that Toronto has ever seen.”Beyond Fashion Magazine
This unforgettable evening of glamour showcased a wide range of Canadian talent, while in support of a worthy cause, The Breakfast Club of Canada. Fashion Shoot Extravaganza was an evening of luxury and fantasy, and is only the beginning for Marie Copps and COPPS Productions Ltd..
Photo Credit: Harry Zhang Photography