Jean Paul Gaultier’s “Naked” Dress + Other Highlights from FASHION’s Cake Mix Party

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Photography by George Pimentel Photography

The start of Toronto Pride, a colourful dress code and all you can eat desserts were the perfect ingredients to celebrate the launch of FASHION’s summer issue.

At FASHION’s Cake Mix party held June 9 at Space on King, the dessert references hit as soon as one stepped into the gallery-like venue.  Guests were met with a larger-than-life cake slice sculpture, melting “icing” decals offered the perfect photo backdrop, and upstairs an OGX-branded wall of candy floss provided a sugary treat.

Held to celebrate the release of FASHION’s Summer 2022 issue starring Symone, and the beginning of Toronto Pride, Cake Mix brought together the city’s stylish glitterati, the LGBTQIA2S+ community and cake lovers of all kinds. The event was also a fundraiser for the Rainbow Railroad, with a live auction for a painting by Terran McNeely.

Entertainment and edibles included petite red velvet pancakes, a tarot card reading session, an impromptu blowout (thank you Chatters Hair Salon!), and an energetic performance by Juno-nominated artist Ceréna. And maybe it was just the fragrance from all the food, but the air in the room somehow seemed sweeter.

Toronto drag queen
Photography by George Pimentel Photography

Guests were encouraged to dress colourfully with Valentino pink the most popular hue. Neon was another favourite, most decadently worn by Miss Moco during her performance on the BOSS stage, alongside DJ Karim Olen Ash. However, the best-dressed award of the night goes to the influencer, model and activist Myles Sexton. Posing for pix in the Jean Paul Gaultier room, they wore a dress screen printed with a naked woman’s body by the designer.

See the Gaultier gown, sourced from SSENSE, in the gallery below where we’ve rounded up all the most memorable looks from FASHION’s Cake Mix party.

Special thanks to the following:

Jean Paul Gaultier, BOSS, OGX, Chatters, Bayview Village, Sugar Moon Salon, MAC, Space on King, Gato Negro Wine, Green Owl Vodka, Perrier, Rainbow Railroad, Terran McNeely, Ceréna, Miss Moco, Myles Sexton, Karim Olen Ash.