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About Marie

 
A leading pioneer in the Canadian fashion industry, Marie Saint Pierre is an established fashion designer recognized for her creations, her entrepreneurial spirit and her engagement in the community. With her recognizable style that embraces graphic and linear effects, Marie Saint Pierre’s collections use luxurious fabrics and state of the art workmanship. Her collections are distributed in her two boutiques as well as in more than fifty retailers mainly across North America.

Marie Saint Pierre has also created accessories and home furniture that perfectly integrate her personal aesthetic and her particular take on design. Recently, she added collections of leather goods, perfumes and candles to her creations. In 2014, she signs a partnership with the home design store RE-NO and creates a capsule collection of more than twenty pieces of furniture. Not only is she the President of the Conseil des créateurs de mode du Québec (CCMQ), she is also the instigator of the CABINET ÉPHÉMÈRE, a nomad boutique with a mission to showcase the creative and professional works of many Canadian designers. She is also on the board of directors of the MU society, which aims to trigger a social transformation to turn Montreal into an open-air art gallery.

Additionally, Marie Saint Pierre established the SOUS ZERO fund, which has provided warm clothing for more than 5000 children on the island of Montreal. In 2015, Marie Saint Pierre wins the prize of excellence for the Outstanding Achievement Award. This prize/award celebrates the exceptional career of a well established Canadian designer. Finally, she recently opened a new boutique in Wynwood, the art district of Miami.

Timeline

2017

Is the subject of a book entitled Maison Marie Saint Pierre, en 30 tableaux. Written by journalist
Madeleine Goubau and put into images by photographer Dominique Malaterre, the book takes the readers behind the scenes of Maison Marie Saint Pierre.

First fashion designer to be inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

2016

Was the subject of a documentary film entitled Revealing Marie Saint Pierre; Recipient of Miami Fashion Festival Founder's Award; Received a nomination for Best Documentary at the largest fashion film festival in the world held in London, England.

Launched a capsule collection for men.

Gave Elle a dit lecture at prestigious C2MTL.

Gave a lecture at prestigious event Women Of Influence.

2015

Winner of Outstanding Achievement Award at the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards.

2014

Designed a complete range of furniture and home accessories in collaboration with Meubles RE-NO.

Gave a lecture at prestigious C2MTL.

Collaborated with ceramist Pascale Girardin for the packaging and design of the perfumes.

2013

Featured in Femme de Parole a book from Châtelaine describing life lessons of 45 remarquable women in Quebec.

Awarded Chevalier de l’Ordre du Tate Vin in Burgundy, France since she is a prominent figure in the fashion field.

Member of the GTM, a group selected by the Quebec Finance Minister to study and consult on the fashion industry in Quebec.

President of Conseil des Créateurs de Mode du Quebec (association of Quebec Designers).

Instigator of the Cabinet Éphémère, a recurrent Pop-Up and Nomad sotre showcasing a curated group of designers.

2012

Received the prestigious Order of Canada and is awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Website is recognized for design and wins a critically-acclaimed NUMIX award.

Asked to envision and create the interior design of one of Jean Houde's model home’s.

Partnered once again with Reitmans to create a second capsule collection, Marie Saint Pierre pour Reitmans.

2011

Created exclusive capsule collection Marie Saint Pierre for Reitmans.

Launched Les Carnets de Marie, a brand blog to highlight inspiration and design behind the collections.

Selected to showcase at The Gallery, Berlin’s most prestigious trade show.

2010

Launched Eaux de Parfum B & C, a luxury fragrance collection, created exclusively in Paris.

Appeared as an expert judge during season two of La Collection, the French version of Project Runway (USA).

Selected to showcase at Tranoï, a well-curated and highly-respected trade show in Paris.

Awarded Personality of the Year by SIDIM 2010, the Montreal Interior Design Show.

2009

Appeared as an expert judge for La Collection, the French version of Project Runway (USA).

Launched highly-anticipated Wedding Collection, with over 30 interchangeable designs.

Created signature collection for Hôtel Le Germain Montreal, including exclusive bedding, pillows and throws.

2008

Awarded first prize by Virtually Fashionable, and outfitted Lara Croft, the leading heroine character in Tomb Raider.

Recipient of the INTÉRIEURS / FERDIE 2008 Award for newly-launched boutique at Rockland shopping center.

Selected by the prestigious Prêt-à-Porter Paris to showcase her collection in Paris.

2007

Received honorary knighthood by Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Québec for her achievements in Canada’s fashion industry.

Created a second highly-anticipated collection for the Bratz franchise.

2006

Awarded Woman of Distinction in the entrepreneurship category by the YWCA.

Awarded Business Woman of the Year by the Consumers’ Choice Award.

Launched Behind the Scenes FashionTM Collection, a limited-edition collection for the Bratz franchise.

2005

Invited by the Furriers Guild of Canada to present a capsule fur collection at New York’s 7th on Sixth event.

2004

Hosted third annual fundraiser fashion show for SOUS ZERO and clothed over 100 children with winter coats and necessities.

Invited by Mayor of Montreal to work as a mentor to Montreal’s young entrepreneurs.

2003

Recognized with the Rare Pearl distinction by The Montreal Board of Trade for her involvement in the Canadian community.

Hosted benefit fashion show for La Dauphinelle and raised nearly $100,000 for abused women and children.

Launched the Saint Pierre Accessories label for active women on-the-go.

Invited to present Spring 2004 collection in Heringsdorf, Germany.

2002

Winner of the Jean-Marie Gauvreau Prize at the Salon des Métiers d’Art du Québec.

Named Personality of the Week by La Presse.

2001

Winner of Mode en Direct’s Jury Prize, organised by the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art during ArtCité.

Invited to design uniforms for Montreal’s orchestral performance of I Musici.

Launched new innovative retail concept space in Toronto, part showroom and part living space.

Featured in Femmes Accomplies, a book dedicated to acknowledging the achievements of women in Quebec.

2000

Launched Hybrid Collection of multifunctional accessories that bridge bodywear and womenswear.

Invited to design the uniforms for The Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal.

Profiled in The Gazette.

1999

Showcased at the Exhibition Printemps-Québec France at the Palais de la Découverte.

Presented her collection at the Usine C in collaboration with French designer Élisabeth de Senneville.

Collaborated with Fashion Foundation Matinée to exhibit her Spring-Summer collection.

1998

Successfully launched new boutique in Yorkville, Toronto.

Received special recognition for the positive economic impact her boutique brought to the Quarier du Musée during Commerce Design Montréal.

1997

Successfully launched new boutique in downtown Montreal.

Invited to participate in the A.P.D.M.Q. Fashion Show.

Contributed to Le Musée de la Civilisation in Quebec City, where her curated showcase of vintage clothing is still on display.

Participated in the publication of Entretiens avec Marie Saint Pierre, written by Pâquerette Villeneuve.

1996

Invited to design the uniforms of Le Musée du Québec.

Showcased her collection for the first time during New York Fashion Week.

Recipient of the Yorkdale Shopping Center Canadian Designer Award of Distinction.

Participated in the Fall Foward exhibition at Toronto’s Design Exchange, which showcased the excellence of Canadian fashion designers.

Served as jury member for the Smirnoff International Fashion Contest.

1995

First Canadian designer to showcase her work at Collections Créateurs in Paris.

Elected Personality of the Week by La Presse.

Elected Vidal Sassoon Buyer’s Choice Designer of the Year.

1994

Awarded Elle Québec’s Designer of the Year.

Elected Personality of the Week by La Presse.

Profiled extensively in Le Devoir.

1993

Recipient of Griffe d’Or Award, for best fashion collection in Quebec.

Received a bursary from the Fondation Mode Matinée Ltée.

Collections are sold in Paris’ fine boutiques: L’Eclaireur, Victoire, and Absinthe.

1992

Invited to showcase her collection in Singapore.

Chosen by Front Runner TV show (USA) as one of the great personalities of Montreal.

1991

Launched new boutique in Old Montreal.

1990

Awarded the Woolmark Award.

Bronze medalist, among 250 attendees, at the Mécène Award Contest in Los Angeles.

Chosen by Montréal to represent womenswear during the Montréal Top Mode campaign.

1989

First Quebecer to be selected to show her work at Coterie, a New York womenswear trade show.

1988

Created first ready-to-wear collection.

1987

As a graduate from LaSalle College, Marie Saint Pierre received one of the two grants awarded by the Montréal Fashion Group to the most promising graduates in Montreal.