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DARE TO WEAR LOVE celebrates the talents and commitment to social justice of Canada’s fashion design community and performing artists and raises funds and awareness for the Stephen Lewis Foundation using the Power of Fashion for Good.

This year, we are especially honoured to welcome Stephen Lewis to our event. He will be introducing the Foundation’s LGBTQ initiative and much more. Considered one of the most captivating and eloquent keynote speakers, his speech is sure to inspire. Renowned Ugandan LGBTQ activist, Frank Mugisha, will also be taking the stage.

Dare to Wear Love 6 will see amazing fashions from Christopher Bates, David Dixon, DSquared2, Farley Chatto Designs, Hoax Couture, House of Dalla, Izzy Camilleri, Rodney Philpott, Stephan Caras, Peach Berserk, Rita Tesolin, UNTTLD, Northbound Leather, with performances by Billy Newton Davis, Fefe Dobson, and Simone Denny, as well as an exclusive presentation of the Fall 2017 collection from Greta Constantine.

WHEN  Friday May 12th, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

WHERE  The Ritz Carlton, Toronto, 181 Wellington Street West

INCLUDES  Cocktail reception, Gala 3-course dinner with live musical entertainment, an exclusive presentation of Greta Constantine's Fall 2017 collection in its only Toronto presentation, and the Dare to Wear Love runway spectacular featuring top Canadian designers.

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DTW CHALLENGE

February 14 to April 15, 2017

Dare to Wear Love challenges Canadians to raise funds in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and grassroots organizations turning the tide of HIV & AIDS in Africa.

You could win one of four opportunities to walk the runway with Canadian celebs at the Dare to Wear Love Gala on May 12, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in downtown Toronto, wearing an outfit custom made especially for you by one of 25 top Canadians designers - and you get to keep it!

UPDATE

The Dare to Wear Love Challenge is now over!

Thank you to everyone who took part in it to raise over $11,000 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Donations are still coming in!

Here are the winners of the challenge who will be walking the runway May 12th!

Yoav Landsberg-Lewis    Ilse Kloosterman    Michele Gare    Helen Yee

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Photos

Vist our flickr page for more great pix!

Photos by George Pimentel and Eyecontact Photography

Videos

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Tickets

Cocktails - Fashion Show -After Party- $150

Includes

8pm  Pre-show Cocktail party
Access to high-end Silent Auction
8:30pm  Spectacular fashion show (general admission seating)
10pm  After party
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VIP Gala Dinner & Fashion Show $500

Includes

6pm  Fabulous pre-dinner Cocktail Party with Fashion Designers and Special Guests
7pm  Delicious 3-course gala dinner with 200 VIPS
Advance-access to high-end Silent Auction
8:30pm  Premium Seating for the spectacular Fashion Show with 400 guests
10pm  After-party

Gala Tables starting at $5,000

Other ways to help

Make a donation to the Stephen Lewis Foundation | Take the Challenge
Silent auction donations of products or services | Donations of Aeroplan Miles

Using The Power Of Fashion For Good!