Today marks the fiftieth birthday of Marie Saint Pierre, one of Canada’s most exciting and influential designers. She established her namesake brand, Marie Saint Pierre Designs Inc. in Montreal in 1987, and quickly became known for her subversion of classic wardrobe staples with experimental designs. Saint Pierre’s work mingles with the avant garde but remains classic, timeless, and oh-so wearable. It was this fresh approach to design that lead her to be the first Canadian to show at Collections Créateurs in Paris in 1995. Now twenty-four years into her career, Saint Pierre is an accomplished designer commanding local and international respect.