The best looks from the 2019 Juno Awards as chosen by a Canadian stylist
From floral capes to ruffles and netting, these are the looks you have to see
Held in London, Ontario, this year's Juno Awards included rousing performances by Corey Hart, bülow, Sarah McLachlan, and Cœur de pirate featuring Loud alongside appearances on stage from industry legends such as David Foster, Maestro Fresh Wes and Sting. Hosted by Sarah McLachlan, who has won 12 Juno Awards over the years, the evening was truly a celebration of Canadian music and talent.
On the red carpet and beyond, the 2019 Juno Awards also included plenty of fashionable moments and spirited sartorial statements. Many stars wore Canadian labels from head to toe, and one creative musician even designed and constructed his outfit himself. Highlights included Cœur de pirate's white asymmetric gown, Jeremy Dutcher's stunning embroidered cape, and Chelsea Stewart's ruffled dress — all of which were made by local, Canadian designers.
Here are 10 of the night's most outstanding red-carpet looks.
Cœur de pirate
Quebec chanteuse Béatrice Martin, also known as Cœur de pirate, wore a stunning white dress by Montreal-based label UNTTLD. Styled by Sabrina Deslauriers, the beautiful look was completed with shoes by Aldo and jewelry from Kris Warren, Alexander Bergeron and Canadian retailer Ssense.
The 16-year-old Breakthrough Artist of the Year Nominee and "Teenage Fever" singer attended the JUNOS in a dapper, slim-fitting glen check suit. Styled with a burgundy-coloured, knit turtleneck instead of a dress shirt, the look is polished but also relaxed.
The musical duo from Montreal sported eye-catching, fashion-forward looks on the red carpet. David Macklovitch wore embellished, sparkly Saint Laurent while Patrick Gemayel styled a printed paria /FARZANEH coat over a tailored, double breasted burgundy suit.
In a floor-length Stephan Caras gown with strategic cut-outs and delicate crystal embellishments, JUNO Awards host Sarah McLachlan was gorgeous on the red carpet (she had a number of outfit changes during the show). The look also included Mark Lash jewelry and was styled by Lisa Williams.
CBC Arts: Exhibitionists' host Amanda Parris wore Canadian to the JUNOS, naturally. Parris rocked a studded jacket by Forwardly Awkward with a sheer knit turtleneck and oversized, black-and-white tulle skirt from Toronto designer Steven Lejambe's Fall/Winter 2019 collection on the red carpet. The look was styled by Zola Jeffers.
Toronto musician James Baley attended the awards show in an outfit he designed and constructed himself, according to his Instagram. The flowing, head-to-toe metallic look included a two-piece set and stylish, matching hat.
Maestro Fresh Wes
A presenter at this year's JUNOS, Maestro Fresh Wes wore sharp, single-breasted suiting from Toronto's Empire Customs, and a matching felt hat.
Reggae Recording of the Year Nominee Chelsea Stewart killed her first red-carpet ever, standing out from the crowd in a Narces ruffle-and-netting dress, Browns sandals, and accessories from H&M. Her stunning hair style, by Brampton's Chic & Savvy Beauty, perfectly completed the dramatic look.
Winner of this year's Indigenous Music Album of the Year award, Jeremy Dutcher won the red-carpet as well.Dutcher wore a floral, billowing cape by Toronto label ZOFF featuring lining artwork by Edmonton label LUXX. The cape is intended to be "a representation of the relationship between land and language" — the lining is printed with Cree syllabics saying "we will succeed," explained Dutcher.
Olympic gold medalist Tessa Virtue, a presenter at this year's awards, looked elegant in a tailored black asymmetric jumpsuit and extra-long drop earrings. Dramatic eyes by makeup artist Matthew King and a textured ponytail by Kelly Araujo completed the glam effect. (P.S. The pink hair ribbon is by Montreal's MAISONNOTE.)
Truc Nguyen is a Toronto-based writer, editor and stylist. Follow her at @trucnguyen.