Designers on gun control, Pierre Trudeau’s cape, Jackie Kennedy’s iconic style, clothing inspired by the plight of refugees—fashion industry veteran Jeanne Beker discusses guest-curating “Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politics” for the Design Exchange.
In 2009 Olga Ilich was recognized as one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women. She served her community as an MLA in the Richmond Centre riding from 2005 to 2009. She has no regrets about her decision to not run for re-election. For Ilich, education, whether for a degree or gained through a four-year political post, has been a leitmotif to her life.
The Bill Vander Zalm era of British Columbia politics is unique in ways too numerous and complex to detail here. He remains to this day a charismatic, energetic person of charm and intensity, something he nurtured but was also clearly born with.