Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau wears Marie Saint Pierre
Model: Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau
Sophisticated, intelligent and passionate, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau has a unique ability to get to the heart of every story, and easily identifies with the human side of every person that she interviews. As eTalk’s Quebec Correspondent, Grégoire-Trudeau provides comprehensive coverage of Quebec-based celebrities and stories, but also takes interest in the social causes celebrities take on.
Fluently bilingual, Sophie was an entertainment reporter for the daily Showbiz segment on LCN. She also contributed to entertainment segments on Salut Bonjour Weekend, and Clin D’Oeil and Bec et Museau for TVA. As well, she co-hosted Escales de Rêves on Canal Évasion and hosted Canal Z’s Teksho, a series about the interaction of show business and technology. She also co-hosted morning shows on CKMF Radio and contributed to the daily program, Coup de Pouce, on Radio-Canada.
Grégoire-Trudeau studied Commerce at McGill University and attended the Université de Montréal, earning a BA in Communications. She then worked for three years in advertising, sales and public relations before studying radio and television.
Sometimes as the subject of entertainment headlines herself, Sophie has adjusted to the spotlight gracefully since she married Justin Trudeau in 2005. In 2006, she was back in the headlines again, but as a spokesperson for the BACA Foundation, which supports the BACA eating-disorder clinic in Quebec. She also made headlines when visiting one of the world’s poorest nations. Her trip to Ethiopia, together with mother-in-law Margaret Trudeau, helped to provide clean water to those most in need. Their journey was documented in a CTV special dubbed “A Window Opens: Margaret and Sophie in Ethiopia. An idealist and an optimist, she wants to change the world one day at a time.
Designer: Marie Saint Pierre
Ever since her first collection in 1986, Marie Saint Pierre has always offered her very personal vision of fashion for a women that desires intelligent clothing; innovative, aesthetic and functional. Her signature collection is about movement, where all the elements are interchangeable, worn based on the mood of the moment. Nothing is imposed, everything is subtle. Her innovative and distinctive styles have been seen on numerous runways and red carpets around the globe (Academy Award in Los Angeles, Les Cesars in Paris, the Cannes Film Festival, etc…)
Today, Marie Saint Pierre’s collection are sold in the U.S. (New York, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, L.A.) in Canada and in Japan. The philosophy behind her work has attracted a lot of followers.
Over the past two decades, Marie Saint Pierre has received many awards and honors: the Montreal Fashion Group Award (1986), the Woolmark Award of Canada (1990), the Griffe d’Or (1993) and the Canadian Designer Award of Distinction in 1996 at the Yorkdale Shopping Center, Vidal Sassoon’s buyer’s choice of the year. She has also successfully presented her collections in Paris (1995), New York (1996) and Germany (2004), and had a special prize at the contest Commerce Design Montreal (1998) for the impact of her boutique in the ‘Quartier du Musée’ of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. She has also twice been nominated “personality of the week” by La Presse newspaper. The Montreal Chamber of Commerce also nominated her as a Rare Pearl in 2002 for her work and involvement in the community. In 2006, she was voted business woman of the year by Consumer’s Choice, and woman of the year in the entrepreneurship category by The Y Des Femmes and most recently received the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Quebec, the highest recognition in the province of Quebec for her accomplishment both in her field and for her involvement in the community through the SOUS ZERO program that provides warm clothing to hundreds of children in the Montreal area for the past three years.
A visit to her boutique demonstrates the unconventional harmony of materials, textures and colors, such as in her clothing, dominated by unusual treatment of fabric. Marie Saint Pierre continues to develop her own temporal signature of style: “surreal, arresting and artistic” (Toronto Star).