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Bulles & Tapis Rouge 2022 | Glamorous Gala on Grand Quay

Bulles & Tapis Rouge 2022 | Glamorous Gala on Grand Quay

Bulles & Tapis Rouge

After a two-year hiatus, one of the most exclusive philanthropic red carpet events in the city is finally bubbling back. The 10th edition of the Bulles & Tapis Rouge Gala – the annual fundraising evening for the benefit of the Quebec Lung Association – will be held on Wednesday, August 31, at the Grand Quay of the Port of Montreal.

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QLA spokesperson Anthony Kavanagh hosting Bulles & Tapis Rouge 2019

The event, hosted this year by Genevieve Borne, will be an opportunity for the 500 attendees to enjoy a fashion show curated by Hans Koechling and featuring the fall-winter 2022 creations of 10 renowned Quebec designers:

Denis Gagnon | Hip and Bone | Eliza Faulkner | SHAN | Di Carlo Couture | Helmer | Nadya Toto | Maison Marie Saint Pierre | Sarah Pacini MAN | Philippe Dubuc | Mikael D

Emerging designers from LaSalle College, Cégep Marie-Victorin and École supérieure de mode de l’ESG UQAM will also be showcased during the gala as a window into the future of fashion.

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Denis Gagnon creations unveiled during the fashion show at Bulles & Tapis Rouge 2019 © Daphne David

This celebratory evening, which has raised $1.2 million since its first edition in 2011, is held in support of research, rehabilitation, education and prevention of respiratory diseases affecting three million people in Quebec. It’s a friendly yet glamorous event that will also give a voice to some of the patients living with illness through the A Look for the Cause section. In addition to sharing their stories, many of them will participate in the fashion show.

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3 patients walking the runway at Bulles & Tapis Rouge 2013

This prestigious cocktail reception is a perfect combination of entertainment, pleasures, reflections, and gourmet cuisine with refined and delicious appetizers created by chef Dominic Guindon of Société Traiteur.

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Entrées enfumées served at Bulles & Tapis Rouge 2016

Multiple designers who will attend the event joined forces to create illustrations for limited edition t-shirts, which are currently for sale on the Quebec Lung Association’s website.

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Hans Koechling in a Denis Gagnon t-shirt and Genevieve Borne in a Marie Saint Pierre t-shirt for Bulles & Tapis Rouge

A few weeks before the event as well as throughout the evening, guests will be able to bid on several lots at the silent online auction, an initiative made possible by donations from partners, such as Angela Mitchell, Lamarque, and Widi’z Élégance to name just a few. There are also several prizes to be won, including a cruise on the Nile, on board the legendary Steam Ship Soudan!

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The Nile is known for the most glamorous cruises in the world, passing by ancient monuments and stunning sights

Over the past few years, close to 4,000 guests have shown their support for the cause by attending this event. Inside a spectacular glass pavilion on the Grand Quay of the Port of Montreal, with exceptional views of the St. Lawrence River, the Bulles & Tapis Rouge Gala promises an unforgettable 10th edition.

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Mikael D creations unveiled during the fashion show at Bulles & Tapis Rouge 2015 © Daphne David

Here is what you need to know about Bulles & Tapis Rouge 2022

Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022, starting at 6 PM
Location: Grand Quay of the Port of Montreal | T1 Cruise Terminal | 200 de la Commune West Montreal, QC H2Y 4B2
6 PM: Reception of guests | Champagne and networking | Photo booth | Virtual auction and draw | Cocktail party | Beer tasting by Pit Caribou
7:30 PM: Words of welcome
8 PM: A Look for the Cause | Haut couture fashion show | Words of thanks
10 PM: Closing of the auction | Announcement of winners | Offering of gift bags
Tickets: $350. Available for purchase online at Event’nroll
Flickr: Association pulmonaire du Québec

Click on this video to relive Bulles & Tapis Rouge Gala 2019

P.S. Your generosity makes all the difference for people with respiratory diseases. Therefore, if you cannot attend this year’s gala, we encourage you to support the mission of the Quebec Lung Association by making a donation online.

Featured image credit: Marie Saint Pierre | Bulles & Tapis Rouge 2014

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