Toronto, ON – The red carpet meets the runway when the stars of film and fashion align during the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. CTV announced today the second in a series of exclusive red carpet events to be held at its Festival Headquarters at 299 Queen Street West. “FashionTelevision Celebrates Valentino” will see one of Hollywood’s most cherished designers feted on Monday, September 10 in an ultra-exclusive runway event and fashion show hosted by FashionTelevision’s Jeanne Beker.
He was inspired by Hollywood… and Hollywood helped make him a star! Valentino’s strong association with Hollywood and its stars over the years has been unparalleled. The Italian couturier believes modern-day movie stars should always look glamorous and, as a result, the stars of the silver screen became his most important clients. From Liz Taylor to Julia Roberts, Sarah Jessica Parker to Jackie O, Ashley Judd to Uma Thurman to Gwyneth Paltrow, Hollywood loves Valentino. Now, as luminaries from Hollywood and beyond descend upon the city for the Toronto International Film Festival, CTV honours Valentino’s 45 years of fashion with this unique celebration.
At “FashionTelevision Celebrates Valentino,” CTV’s Festival Headquarters will be transformed into a world-class fashion event with cocktails and couture. A VIP list of special guests from Hollywood and beyond will enjoy cocktails before being treated to a spectacular fashion show featuring Valentino’s 2007 Fall/Winter Collection. In a first for CTV’s 299 Queen West environment, special guests will look on as the collection is presented on a spectacular 80-foot runway created just for this special night.
Hosted by Jeanne Beker, “FashionTelevision Celebrates Valentino” serves as a “teaser” for the upcoming, one-hour biography Valentino, Master of Style, set to air on CTV and FashionTelevision Channel at a later date.
As announced yesterday, CTV’s suite of #1 entertainment brands is joining forces to cover every red carpet, every major star, every gala, and every breaking story for the 10 days of the Toronto International Film Festival. Combining to bring even more all-access coverage are entertainment news teams from eTalk, Star!, MuchMusic, MTV, Bravo! and Fashion Television Channel- each fanning across the City to cover the Festival like never before. Add in Canada AM, and full TIFF news coverage across a full slate of CTV News properties, and its easy to see why CTV viewers will get the big picture. It’s the biggest names, the rising stars and all the breaking stories. It’s massive and multi-platform. This September, viewers will get it all on CTV and its trusted stable of entertainment experts.