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March 7, 2001
Millennium Fashion Design Award finalists on display at Eatons
Economic Development - The exhibit of the designs of the six finalists
in the Millennium Design Competition has been extended until March 11, 2001.
The garments and sketches are on display in Eatons at the Toronto Eaton Centre
on the second floor, north side.

"This is fabulous exposure for the designers, and a terrific opportunity for
the million consumers who pass through this store each week to see these
inspirational designs produced by some of the city's most exciting new
designers," said Laurie Belzak, Sector Development Officer with the City's
Economic Development Division.

Late last year, 100 top Toronto designers were invited to enter the Millennium
Design competition and submit a sketch of a design that embodied the spirit of
the new millennium. A selection committee of industry experts selected the six
finalists. These sketches were placed on the Fashion magazine Web site , where more than 2,000 people voted for their favorite. The finalists
were each presented with a $500 honorarium to produce their designs. The
designs were unveiled at the Millennium Fashion Awards Soirée. Zoran Dobric's
design was voted the winner.

The Millennium Design Award is part of the City of Toronto's Awards for
Excellence in Fashion, which recognize outstanding achievement in the city' s
fashion industry. For a complete list of the award winners, check the City's
Web site at The
awards were presented by the City and Fashion magazine with support from the
province's Mainstreet Ontario Millennium program.

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