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Jeanne Beker | photo: courtesy of Jeanne Beker

“Jeanne Beker brought the runway to Canadian living rooms in 1985 with Fashion Television, the weekly half-hour program she hosted for an unbelievable 27 years. Her almost militant curiosity and candour in interviews during FT’s run made her one of the country’s top fashion insiders—and turned her signature ear-to-ear grin into a Canadian icon.” – Toronto Life Magazine

Beker announced that Fashion Television had ceased production in 2012, via Twitter, stating: “This dream is over: After 27 glorious years, FT production ceased today.” Canadian born celebrity stylist Brad Goreski paid tribute to Beker and the program upon hearing the news of its cancellation, saying: “She reported from the shows in Milan and New York with such intensity — as if she was a war correspondent reporting from the front lines.”