It was quite a turnout for a fashionable event last night at the Bata Shoe Museum as we celebrated the arrival of the new VP of Christian Dior Couture Canada, Douglas Mandel having just arrived from Russia.

Douglas Mandel and his wife Yvonne Mandel were celebrated at an intimate invite-only cocktail soiree introduced by fashion broker and long time friend Roger Gingerich (FGI).

Joe Mimran, Barbara Atkin and many others that have worked with Douglas over the past couple decades welcomed him home in style. Douglas was born in Edmonton, Alberta as a third generation German Tailor, attended Sheridan School of Fashion, received his Masters Degree in Luxury Brand Management from the renowned ESSEC Business School in Paris. Christian Dior Couture then hired him to oversee Russia for the past 4 years.

Douglas Mandel will now be taking on the role of VP for Christian Dior Couture Canada and Las Vegas.

Photos by Nick Lee

Also see the Bata Shoe Museum’s 20th anniversary bash.

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