After 27 memorable years, the iconic Canadian Fashion TV saw its production ended.
Renowned Fashion TV Host and Canadian personality Jeanne Beker took it to her Twitter page to announce the news.
“So surreal. This dream is over: After 27 glorious years, FT production ceased today. So sad to see some of my closest colleagues move on.”— Jeanne Beker, Fashion TV Host. (@Jeanne_Beker) April 11, 2012
In 140 characters or less, the entire Canadian Fashion community was sent in a state of shock and total disbelief.
The tweeting outcry ensued almost instantly, with everyone from Fashion editors, Bloggers, journalists to past interns reacting to the news.
“To fashion lovers this is like cancelling Hockey Night in Canada RT @CTV_PR: Production on FASHION TELEVISION suspended.” @Jeanne_Beker — Bernadette Morra, Editor-in-Chief, Fashion Magazine (@BernadetteMorra) April 11, 2012
“I’m beyond sadden by the news of the cancellation of Fashion Television. TY @Jeanne_Beker for forming my early fashion education.”— Candice Pantin, Montreal Blogger (@MtlInFashion) April 11, 2012
“End of an era. That’s all she wrote for Fashion Television. I never thought I’d see the day that FT wasn’t on TV.” — Septembre Anderson, Journalist/Blogger (@SeptembreA) April 11, 2012
Fashion TV and Jeanne Beker have been the references and sources of knowledge and inspiration for Canadians well over the past two decades, so this is definitely a hard pill to swallow.
“Sad to think that in an era of mass popularization of fashion, a smart, iconic & informative show like Fashion Television is being canceled.”— Liz Cabral, Fashion Director at FLARE (@liz_cabral) April 11, 2012
Beker’s career in Fashion and Television has been more than instrumental in shaping the Canadian Fashion industry as we know it, both on a local and international scale.
“Anyone of my generation working in fashion easily credits Fashion Television & @Jeanne_Beker as being a guiding influence in their career.”— Liz Cabral, Fashion Director at FLARE (@liz_cabral) April 11, 2012
Jeanne Beker is a living legend for Canadian Fashion, for what she has accomplished at home and abroad.
Kind hearted, knowledgeable and always generous with her time, she remains to this day The Fashion face of Canada, and although the adventure with FT ended, a new chapter is upon us and Beker is ready to embrace the change.
“But life’s about change! We have to embrace that. NEW dreams now. Looking forward to working with Bellmedia + evolving the FT brand.”— Jeanne Beker (@Jeanne_Beker) April 11, 2012
Congratulations Jeanne, on an unconventional and remarkable career that continues to inspire many, to pursue their dreams relentlessly.
Here’s to another exciting chapter of an already extraordinary life!
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