Soirée Fashion with Peggy Frey

Explore the Fashion Scene with Us!

La Nuit Des Idées is a yearly celebration that promotes the exchange of ideas and knowledge, organized by the Institut Français. This year's theme is "Plus". In line with the theme, the Alliance Française of Calgary is hosting a special event centered around the topic of fashion.

We are thrilled to announce that on this special occasion, renowned French journalist
and fashion & lifestyle expert Peggy Frey will be joining us for a conversation on sustainability in fashion and the future of French fashion. 

Following the panel discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to witness a
runway show featuring 10 tailor-made looks by 4 stylists, inspired by French designers. This bilingual event will be held on Friday, February 10th at 6 pm at cSPACE and will include a cocktail reception.

On the agenda:

  • Panel discussion "Sustainability in fashion and the future of French fashion" featuring special guest Peggy Frey and Canadian stylist Emilie Gagnon.
  • Runway show presented by professional models from our esteemed partner ModeModels, featuring looks curated by 4 stylists inspired by French designers.
  • French Cocktail reception.

The event is FULL.

In partnership with:

Explore the world of the stylists:

    Emilie Gagnon

Émilie Gagnon is the creator of MXMLST Collection, a destination for sustainable fashion.

MXMLST offers styling, fashion creation, upcycling, and vintage clothing sales services. Émilie is passionate about fashion, the history of fashion, and the future of fashion with a focus on sustainability and ecology.

You can find the MXMLST collection at markets and on social media for daily fashion inspiration.

Grace Quinn

Founder of All things gq 

All things gq is a curated vintage and secondhand styling studio that works out of the heart of Inglewood in Calgary Alberta. ATGQ gives everyone the opportunity to incorporate secondhand / vintage clothing in their wardrobe while also providing personalized styling services at your convenience.

The fashion focus is timeless, capsule wardrobe pieces that are easy to style. 

Heather Hill

Founder of Modern Vintage.

Modern Vintage offers clothing collections curated, styled and reworked by owner Heather Hill. As an avid thrifter since childhood, she is devoted to normalizing buying secondhand and promoting the importance of shopping sustainably.

The result is carefully curated and affordable vintage items, both staples and statement pieces for your modern wardrobe. 

Sigrid Septier

Founder of Gloriette Vintage.

Sigrid is known for her ability to breathe new life into vintage pieces, and her brand has become a go-to destination for fashion-forward shoppers looking for unique and stylish clothing.

With her keen eye for style, her appreciation for vintage clothing and her entrepreneurial spirit, Sigrid has created a brand that resonates with fashion enthusiasts around the world.

Explore the world of Peggy Frey

Peggy Frey is an accomplished figure in the fashion industry. As a journalist for Madame Figaro for 15 years, she has gained recognition for her style, energy, and signature "bisous" (kisses). Peggy has shared her kisses with many notable figures in the fashion industry, including Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld and Jacquemus, and has become known for her ability to connect with people and her joie de vivre.

From left to right : Karl Lagerfeld - Michael B. Jordan - Kendal Jenner - Camille Razat (Camille from Emily in
Paris) - Kate Moss- Nicole Kidman - Victoria Beckham - Jean Paul Gaultier.