The Democratization of Fashion

Celebrity stylist Alexis Honce and Fashion Editor of The Kit Jillian Vieira discuss how fashion has moved from the domain of the very rich and the famous to an all access industry and why 1988 was such an influential year.

Alexis Honce, Stylist

Alexis Honce, on-air fashion expert and stylist. Alexis dresses many TV personalities and has worked with media outlets and brands such CTV, E!, MAC Cosmetics, Virgin Mobile, CBC, Budweiser, as well as leading editorial publications such as Toronto Life, Dress to Kill and One Magazine. Alexis has also collaborated with both Vogue Italia as a contributing writer for their Best Shops in Toronto feature. You can see examples of her work at

Photo by Raina + Wilson

Jillian Vieira, The Kit

Jillian Vieira, has worked at a number of leading fashion and beauty publications including Flare and Glow Magazine. She is currently the fashion editor of The Kit, a fashion and beauty publication that is digital (web site, really great e-newsletter) and print (the paper supplement in the Toronto Star plus the pop-up magazine The Kit Compact). Check it out at


Photo by Carlyle Routh

Sharon Stone wearing a Gap mock turtle neck at the 1996 Academy Awards


Vogue cover November 1988

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The first designer diffusion collaboration was with Karl Lagerfeld and H&M in 2004.

Examples of Isaac Mizrahi’s 2008 Fall collection for Target.

Bloggers begin getting front row seats at fashion weeks, beginning with the young Tavi Gevinson.

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