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2017

  • Is the subject of a book entitled Maison Marie Saint Pierre, en 30 tableaux,  which will be published next April by Éditions Québec Amérique. 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
  • 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

2016

  • 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 store 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, 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