synonymous with luxury
Marie Saint Pierre and Philippe Dubuc, exceptional high-fashion brands made in Québec
Photos: Yannick Alain Gauthier
Text: Paule Forest
Translation: Diana Halfpenny
Creators of exceptional high-fashion brands, Marie Saint Pierre and Philippe Dubuc have been making their names synonymous with luxury for the past 20 years, successfully blending sober lines, elegant style, and an uncompromisingly neutral palette.
The Saint Pierre silhouette is minimalist and deliciously deconstructed, infinitely recognizable by its rich fabrics and luxurious materials, but also by its enduring sophistication … finished off with a dusting of urban glamour.
Thoroughly contemporary, masculine, straightforward and assured, the Dubuc-dressed man is at once effortlessly elegant and casually cosmopolitan.
Photographer Yannick Gauthier has designed an intentionally impersonal yet resolutely bourgeois setting in which to flirt photo-graphically with these creations, skilfully recreating the ultimate in urban chic. Journey through accessible opulence and splendour toward a destination where Québec couture and expertise are held in well-deserved esteem.
Models: Marie-Ève Tremblay and Nils Fluck Folio Montréal, Paul Mason
Stylist: Emmanuelle Néron
Hair: Patrick G Nadeau
Makeup: Jacinthe Benoit
Assistant-stylist: Anna-Maria Van Kösensträm
Assistant-hair: Kacy Renvillard
Fashion credits: Marie St-Pierre, Philippe Dubuc, Maison Bourdon, Holdur, Blackbook Travel Co., John Fluevog, Caroline Néron
Special thanks to: Marina Venise Laval, Marriot Courtyard Montréal, W Hôtel Montréal
Stylist, creator and fashion content editor, Paule Forest describes knots, ruffles and trompe-l’oeil embroidery. She defines leather, taffeta, kabig or Mongolian lamb. She annotates sculpted volume and fabulous allure in an exercise in style that rhymes with passion and punctuation.
Yannick Alain Gauthier (Yagfoto) is an independent fashion photographer originally from Montreal who has worked for over 20 years in New York and Los Angeles, collaborating with some of the biggest modeling agencies (Ford, Elite, Wilhelmina et IMG). His work has been published in fashion magazines worldwide. He has also produced prints for Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz, MOMA and the Alfred Stieglitz series: American Masters on PBS. In Canada, he works with many publications and artists, such as Zilon, Geneviève Borne, Claude Bégin and Paul Mason — the famous Fashion Santa from Toronto.