The Vancouver Magazine Best Dressed List 2016
Our first annual Best Dressed List shines the spotlight on five of the city’s most stylish people—here’s a look at what they’re wearing and what inspires good style.
October 14, 2016
There’s hardly enough room on Diane Gagne’s business card for the litany of fashion titles to her name: model, photographic stylist, fashion-show producer and runway coach, among others. As well, this Montreal-born longtime Vancouverite has honed her local chops with designers like Ron Leal and Zonda Nellis (in roles from fitting model to merchandiser), created a mentorship workshop for models and now also works as a stylist at Holt Renfrew. “I really love fashion’s transformative power—when someone tries on a dress and their face just lights up and their energy changes, that’s the power to empower!”
- How would you describe your style?
I’m a pretty eclectic dresser—I like being a stylist in my own closet and will rarely wear the same pieces the same way twice.
- Earliest fashion memory?
Fashion was a big part of my childhood. I remember loving to watch my mom get ready for her evenings out and parties. She had fantastic style, and I was mesmerized by the ritual of her taking the time to do her hair and makeup and putting her outfit together.
- Most days you’ll be spotted wearing . . .
I’ve had short hair forever and I like to decorate that space between my ears and shoulders I’m a big fan of statement earrings.