Canada’s ‘fashion fair-meter’ is being pushed out of society after she dined at Mar-a-Lago and posted a photo of herself with Donald Trump on Instagram.
Suzanne Rogers, a socialite philanthropist who married Rogers telecom heir and Toronto Blue Jays owner Edward Rogers in 2006 – worth $ 11.57 billion – is just as famous for her over-the-top fashion statements as she is for sharing. of her family’s wealth.
But her years of goodwill supporting emerging fashion stars, investing millions in Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute at the Ryerson School of Fashion, and raising nearly $ 4 million of children’s charities was soon erased after she was harshly criticized for the click with the former president.
“People in Canada hate (Trump) … It’s image suicide,” said a Canadian insider Page six.
‘She has become persona non grata. She is a huge donor [the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards] that’s our version of the [Council of Fashion Designers of America], and two people even left the board for that reason. ‘
A Rogers spokesman told Page Six they were in Mar-a-Lago for a family dinner.
‘They were there for a family dinner. No one in the family ever met him until a few seconds before he left while he was walking away, ” the spokesman said.
This Instagram photo post of Suzanne Rogers from Canada, which was removed, caused some kind of international scandal due to Canada’s strong feelings towards the former US president
Suzann Rodger, pictured here at the 2017 premiere of ‘House of Z’, has been on trend with Canada’s fashion scene after posting a photo of her with Donald Trump
Suzanne Rodgers posted this message to Instagram after the photo with Trump sparked controversy
Rogers tried to limit the damage by issuing a statement on Instagram saying, “I don’t have any relationship with Donald Trump, good or not.”
“I am sorry that my actions have caused someone to question my values or obligations to the communities and that my family and I are so dear,” she said in the social media post.
But it didn’t seem to help, and as criticism built up she wasn’t invited to the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards, the annual Suzanne Rogers Designer Grant Award was postponed, and at least two people resigned from the awards board in a sign of protest.
The president of the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards “made the decision to delay the Suzanne Rogers Designer Grant Award and Suzanne Rogers will not be attending the Gala this year,” reported Page Six.
The seventh annual awards gala, where a designer receives the Suzanne Rogers Designer Grant Award, will take place virtually on May 19 this year.
Ironically, the event is described as one unique evening that ‘unites Canadian talent and fashion leaders from around the world’, except Rogers will not be invited.
Suzanne’s philanthropy in the fashion world drew many internationally renowned designers, including Victoria Beckham and Zac Posen, to Canada for high society events.
Canadian designer Michael Zoffranieri, who admitted benefiting from Rogers’ support, was one of the first to publicly distance himself from her and her family by saying on Instagram, “We don’t stand for white supremacy.” Refinery29.com reported.
Suzanne (right) married Edward Roger (left) in 2006, who is worth $ 11.57 billion, and they have a daughter Chloe (center)
Known as Canada’s ‘fashion fairy godmother’ for her fashion statements and hairstyles, Suzanne Rogers has a long history of philanthropy that was seemingly erased after one photo with Trump. Suzanne’s philanthropy has drawn many famous designers to Canada, including Victoria Beckham (right) and Zac Posen (left).
The Ryerson School of Fashion, to which Suzanne has donated millions over the years, also criticized her in a post, which has since been removed, according to Refinery29.com.
In a tweeted statement, it said the fashion school curriculum and culture “ actively works to challenge, resist and undo the values, structures and practices of white supremacy, exclusion and discrimination that we believe Trump is actively maintained and executed during its time. [in office]. ‘
The post also called out the impact of his presidency on “ low-income, black, brown, Asian, disabled, indigenous, trans, queer and / or part of other systemically marginalized communities in the fashion industry. ”
After that message was removed, Ryerson University issued a new, more general statement about the school’s values and diversity.
“An earlier post from the School of Fashion was not endorsed by Ryerson University and does not reflect Ryerson’s opinion,” it said in its new statement.
“We are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that reflects our values and demonstrates commitment to the whole person. At the same time, we continue to look for new ideas, we remain curious about perspectives that we do not yet know and we respect different points of view. ‘
The school’s website still states, “The Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute (SRFI) is made possible through the generous donation of The Edward and Suzanne Rogers Foundation.”
This was the second of two statements tweeted by Ryerson University after Rogers’ photo with Trump. The first time has been deleted
Suzanne speaks at the Curated Canadian Collections during London Fashion Week 2018