Red carpets once filled me with dread. I was always torn between shelling out for a stylist (who might put me in something fabulous but not really
me) or feeling slightly underwhelming in a recycled frock of my own.
But last summer I was introduced to womenswear designer extraordinaire Lucian Matis. Yes, he said, he would loan me a dress for my TIFF premiere. Little did I know that he would end up custom making me the most elegant gown I’ve ever donned on a carpet.
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