Ungaro’s Lunch with Margaret & George

As fashion and fundraising go together like a hand in glove, it’s no surprise we’re tripping over fashion fundraisers in Toronto. But it’s not every day we’re treated to a megawatt caliber designer in the course of charitable giving.

Lunch with Margaret & George is that event. Lisa and George Corbo, the power couple behind one of the top boutiques in the city, George C, conjured up the idea for the event after a personal scare with cancer. When Emmannuel Gattuso, a customer and good friend of the Corbos, offered to put her philanthropic enthusiasm behind it, well – let there be lunch!

Coined Lunch with Margaret and George, the idea was simple: showcase a single designer’s collection during an unforgettable afternoon lunch. Make it intimate. Make it impactful. Make some money for the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

I was fortunate to work closely on the event in its inaugural year with Giles Deacon. This year’s third annual event featured Emanuel Ungaro at the Art Gallery of Ontario. After a gorgeous lunch, guests were treated to Ungaro’s spring collection in a stunning display through the AGO’s Walker Court.

All photos by George Pimentel.

Giles, George & Margaret

Earlier this month I was fortunate to work on a new fashion fundraiser, Lunch with Margaret and George, to raise money for The Princess Margaret’s Gattuso Rapid Diagnostic Centre. The brainchild of Toronto boutique George C owners, George and Lisa Corbo, it featured a runway presentation of Giles Deacon’s spring 2012 collection. Guests were treated to a champagne lunch at Scarpetta in the Thompson Hotel followed by an old-school atelier show and a live silent auction.
 
Giles Deacon could be your new best friend. (Wait, please mine.) It’s impossible not to like him when he’s so easy going and nice. And getting to see his work up close and on models was a treat – feather headdresses don’t come around Toronto too often! The event raised $200,000 for the Princess Margaret. There is already buzz about who will be featured next year, but I’ll bet they are on the racks at George C. I just hope they are as nice as Giles.
 
Giles Deacon
Giles Deacon spring 2012
Giles Deacon spring 2012
Giles Deacon spring 2012
Giles Deacon spring 2012
Giles Deacon spring 2012
Giles Deacon spring 2012
Giles Deacon spring 2012
Girls modeled the silent auction items live

All photos by George Pimentel.