Nygards 50th anniversary party rivals Hollywood bash

Dressed in a tux and tails and making a grand entrance surrounded by supermodels, fashion mogul Peter Nygard threw a 50th anniversary party for his Nygard International in Winnipeg on Friday night that rivaled any Hollywood bash.

The sold-out, black-tie gala at the RBC Convention Centre featured 1,800 guests, a dining area that looked like Arctic tundra, a New York-style fashion show and a VIP list with dignitaries from Finland, country star Tanya Tucker, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman, deputy premier Heather Stefanson, MP Terry Duguid and a video greeting from Winnipeg Jets and Finnish hockey superstar Teemu Selanne.

Models, dressed in military-style jean bomber jackets with Nygard’s image on the back, greeted guests and then put on a runway show featuring fashions from the five decades of Nygard’s career, set to booming music and flashing lights.

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