Stars of Fashion & Film Align as CTV's FashionTelevision Hosts Exclusive DSQUARED(2) Runway Event Sept. 7



    
       - Hosted by Jeanne Beker, Canadian Designers Dean and Dan Caten to
    Unveil Fall/Winter Collection at CTV's Landmark Queen St. HQ; Kreesha
                             Turner to Perform -

     - Dean & Dan: Born In Canada, Made In Italy Premieres Sept. 13 on CTV -

     - M-A-C Cosmetics Celebrates with Exclusive 'Gold Fever After Party'
                         featuring Thelma Houston -
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - Red carpet meets runway when CTV's
FashionTelevision welcomes home internationally acclaimed Canadian fashion
designers Dean and Dan Caten. As the world's glitterati gathers for the
Toronto International Film Festival(R), FashionTelevision hosts Dean and Dan
when they present their DSQUARED(2) Fall/Winter 2008 Collection at CTV's
iconic Queen St. Headquarters on Sunday, Sept. 7. Fans, fashion-lovers, and
the industry's elite will witness a glamorous homecoming and outdoor runway
show. The evening's festivities will be taped for broadcast as part of FT's
tribute special Dean & Dan: Born In Canada, Made In Italy.

    (xx)Media Note(xx) Photos available at www.ctvmedia.ca.

    Following the success of last year's Valentino runway event at CTV
headquarters during TIFF, FashionTelevision now puts the spotlight on the
Canadian designing duo, as they unveil their Men's and Women's Fall/Winter
2008 Collection before an audience of A-list celebrities and VIP guests.
Hosted by FT's Jeanne Beker, this outdoor fashion affair features an exclusive
performance by Canadian R&B singer Kreesha Turner. Following the show, M-A-C
Cosmetics celebrates with an exclusive 'Gold Fever After Party'. Dean and Dan
mingle with celebrities, models and VIPs, who are transported into a solid
gold disco reminiscent of Studio 54 and treated to a performance by Grammy
Award(R)-winning disco diva Thelma Houston.
    A unique street-level catwalk provides the general public with an
opportunity to witness firsthand a fashion show from Canada's hottest
international designers and be within arm's reach of their favourite
fashionistas. Elements from the evening's festivities can be seen in Dean &
Dan: Born In Canada, Made In Italy, premiering Saturday, September 13 at
7 p.m. ET on CTV. Encore presentations air on FashionTelevisionChannel
(Sunday, September 14 at 7 p.m. ET) and Star! (Wednesday, September 17 at
9:30 p.m. ET).
    "It's one of the most exclusive events in town, but the unique set-up
also shares this fashion spectacle with street-level fans and viewers at
home," said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.
"We're delighted to welcome Dean and Dan home to Canada and home to
FashionTelevision as well."
    "FashionTelevision is essential in this trifecta," said Dean and Dan
Caten. "FT has been there from the beginning, supporting us and documenting
our growth throughout the years and we are very excited to be back in our
hometown."
    M-A-C provides makeup support for the fashion extravaganza. M-A-C Sr.
Artist Caitlin Callahan, who worked with the designers in Milan during Fall
2008 Collections, recreates the look with a team of M-A-C artists; while Go-Go
dancers and models are fully clad in Gold Fever fashions designed exclusively
by Canadian designers Joeffer Caoc and Izzy Camilleri.
    FashionTelevison Presents DSQUARED(2) is sponsored by M-A-C Cosmetics and
LG Electronics.

    About DSQUARED(2)

    A favourite of such celebrities including Justin Timberlake, Madonna,
Nelly Furtado, Fergie, and Rihanna, Canadian twin brothers - Dean and Dan
Caten - from Willowdale, Ontario, ventured to Italy in 1991 with the goal to
pursue their love of fashion and create their very own prêt-à-porter
collection. In 1994, they showed their first men's collection in Milan and
then their first full women's show in February 2003. These marked the
beginning of a long succession of runway and ad campaign extravaganzas which
would incorporate various celebrities, supermodels and highly acclaimed
fashion photographers. The Catens captured the attention of the international
fashion community for their matchless combination of style, music and
execution. For more information, visit www.dsquared2.com.

    About FashionTelevision

    Celebrating its 23rd year as Canada's leading style program,
FashionTelevision travels the globe in search for the visually stimulating and
innovative creations of today's newsmakers in fashion, architecture, and
design. FashionTelevisionChannel (FT) is Canada's first and only 24-hour
English language fashion channel dedicated to the world of art, architecture,
photography, and design. FT delivers a daily dose of local and international
designer collections, fashion photo sessions, and a look at what's behind the
stories that make up the headlines in the worlds of style and design. FT is
owned by CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia. For more FT programming
information visit: www.fashiontelevision.com.

    About CTV

    CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American
leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More
information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.

    About M-A-C Cosmetics

    M-A-C (Make-up Art Cosmetics), a leading brand of professional cosmetics,
was created in Toronto, Canada in 1985 and is now part of The Estée Lauder
Companies, Inc. The company's popularity has grown through a tradition of
word-of-mouth endorsements from makeup artists, models, photographers and
journalists around the world. M-A-C is now sold in over 60 countries
worldwide. The company expresses its support of the fashion world by working
with makeup artists at over 150 shows during the international Collections.
Known for quality products and the expertise of the M-A-C PRO TEAM, M-A-C
remains at the forefront of trends by working in the trenches with designers,
creators and grassroots organizations. For a M-A-C location or information on
our products and services, visit www.maccosmetics.com.

    About LG Electronics, Inc.

    LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology
innovator in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications,
employing more than 82,000 people working in 114 operations including
82 subsidiaries around the world. With 2007 global sales of USD $44 billion,
LG is comprised of four business units - Mobile Communications, Digital
Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media. LG is the world's leading
producer of mobile handsets, flat panel TVs, air conditioners, front-loading
washing machines, optical storage products, DVD players and home theater
systems. LG Electronics Canada has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG
Electronics Canada is focused on delivering award-winning products known for
blending style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones,
flat screen TVs, laptop computers and digital appliances. For more information
please visit www.lg.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Matthew Almeida, CTV Inc., (416) 591-7400 ext.
2629 or matthew.almeida@ctv.ca; Amber Nasrulla, CTV Inc., (416) 591-7400 ext.
3004 or amber.nasrulla@ctv.ca


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