The third annual Dress to Kill fashion night kicked off the Montreal Formula 1 weekend in utmost style. The red carpet welcomed some of Montreal’s most glamorous who gathered to celebrate creativity in the Nouveau Renaissance at Bar George. The theme of the evening was a night to celebrate the very best in Montreal talent across a variety of categories. .


With the Victorian Mansion built in the 1880s as the perfect backdrop, The Night at the Mansion unfolded under the roof of Italian Renaissance architecture. Guests were photographed by the media, stopping and posing under the snaps of lights as they entered an environment flowering with the arts, literature, gastronomy, fashion, Canadian culture, and more.

The event’s main sponsor Aston Martin had perfectly poised cars at the event entrance which staged the perfect scene for a disruptive fashion photoshoot. As DTK is a fervent supporter of the freedom of expression in all art forms, the best in the fashion industry stepped forward to highlight Canadian designers (including UNTTLD, Di Carlo Couture, and Philippe Dubuc), with fashion editor Randy Smith styling the scene and photographer Neil Mota capturing stunning frames during an ad hoc performance.

Inside the Mansion, Johnnie Walker guided guests to sample whiskey in a private room and sip custom cocktails at the main bar. VIP, celebrities, media, and industry moguls mingled while DJ Lost Heroes spun in the main room. 

While all this unfolded, fashion icon Cary Tauben added extra buzz to the night by taking over the Dress to Kill social media and documenting the party and its guests throughout the venue. And at 7pm, DJ Frigid’s debut on the second floor had wild disco sounds as DTK’s special invites continued to flood Bar George.

The second half of the event saw two unique musical performances from Annie Sama, a Montreal native who has risen to fame internationally, in a room with artwork on display by Alexis Vaillancourt, the son of famed artist Armand Vallaincourt. With Bar George jam-packed, Montreal’s finest continued the evening into the small hours of the morning as DJ Frigid opened his second set OVERDOSE, wrapping up the third annual Fashion Night event for the Dress to Kill team.

On behalf of Dress to Kill, we extend a special thanks to our main sponsors Aston Martin and Johnnie Walker and everyone who attended and helped to make this year’s event an extraordinary success.

See all the event footage and pictures here:

At the door:


The ambiance:


Photos by Guillaume Bell, Le Homard Club Photography, and Vicky Snyder at Broken Lens Photography.