CANADIAN FASHION: QUEBEC

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Montreal, October 22nd 2015 – Jean-Claude Poitras, fashion designer and multidisciplinary creator will be giving a conference entitled Mode décryptée : six décennies de mode québécoise (French only) during the next benifit event of the Musée du costume et du textile du Québec. This not-to-be-missed event will be held on November, 24th 2015, at the Marché Bonsecours at 7 pm.

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A SPOTLIGHT ON QUEBEC’S FASHION HISTORY
If our strongly mediatized decade presently offers a growing exposure for Quebec’s contemporary fashion scene, the past instigators of the field seem to remain badly known by the general public. Throughout the conference, Jean-Claude Poitras will make a point of restoring Quebec’s fashion history to its former glory by revisiting its last six decades. A precious occasion to discover or rediscover a treasured creative heritage, as well as some of the people who worked to make it so, like Jacques de Montjoye, Michel Robichaud or Marie-Paule Nolin. This will also be an occasion to explore the carreer of Mr. Poitras, a leading figure of Quebec’s fashion scene.

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ABOUT JEAN-CLAUDE POITRAS
After studying fashion, interior and graphic design, Jean-Claude Poitras has devoted thirty years of his carreer to dressing women and, later on, men. His ready-to-wear collections have been seen on the world’s most famous catwalks and have earned him an international recognition, marked by numerous awards, such as the Mode Del Amo (California), the Fil d’or (Monte-Carlo), the Arc Award (Toronto) and the Griffe d’or (Montreal). Recipient of the Ordre national du Québec and the Ordre du Canada, this visionary creator has invested himself in the field of multidiscplinary design by lending his singular signature and his daring style to the world of home decoration. In 2012, Mr. Poitras celebrated his forty years of career in design by unveiling his very first solo exhibit has a visual artist. As a frontrunner with a thrist for renewal, he shares his passion for design has a guest speaker and a columnist for Le Devoir, as well as for the magazine FORMES. Since june 2014, Mr. Poitras has been president of the board of directors of the Musée du costume et du textile du Québec.

ABOUT THE MUSÉE DU COSTUME ET DU TEXTILE DU QUÉBEC
The Musée du costume et du textile du Québec (MCTQ) is the sole museal institution in Quebec devoted to fashion and textile art. The museum’s mission is to promote the richness of the textile and clothing heritage. This institution also makes a point of displaying creations by Quebecois designers amongst an international collection of artefacts. Thus, the MCTQ shines a spolight upon the artists and artisans who have contributed to the ongoing success of Quebec’s fashion scene. To cater to its mission, the musuem documents, preserves and broadcasts the history of fashion, a precious heritage for generations to come.

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