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Coco Rocha, Camilla Belle and More Fête the Opening of Nordstrom in Vancouver

In less than 24 hours, the doors to Nordstrom Pacific Centre in downtown Vancouver will open to the public. Last night, however, attendees of a tented fall fashion show at the Vancouver Art Gallery—just across the street from the new store—also enjoyed a festive preview of the new location during an in-store gala.

The sold-out event raised $420,000 for local organizations BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre Foundation, Covenant House Vancouver and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Guests included supermodels Coco Rocha, Karolina Kurkova and Amber Valletta; actresses Camilla Belle and Diana Bang; Inventory Editor-in-Chief Ryan Willms; Vogue Editor-at-Large Hamish Bowles; Vogue West Coast Director Lisa Love; Nordstrom Director of Creative Projects Olivia Kim and fourth-generation Nordstrom family members and co-presidents Blake Nordstrom, Pete Nordstrom and Erik Nordstrom, and President of Full-Line Stores, Jamie Nordstrom.

Nordstrom Pacific Centre Gala, left to right, Hamish Bowles, Olivia Kim, Lisa Love, Camilla Belle, Pete Nordstrom, Karolina Kurkova

L-R: Hamish Bowles, Olivia Kim, Lisa Love, Camilla Belle, Pete Nordstrom, Karolina Kurkova

During a pre-gala fashion show at the Vancouver Art Gallery, guests watched as 38 models wore 85 looks from Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bibhu Mohapatra, Marni, Simone Rocha, Yohji Yamamoto and others.

Fashion Show at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Nordstrom Pacific Centre

A model shows a dress from the Burberry Prorsum fall collection on the runway at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Afterward, at the store, the 2,250 gala guests enjoyed the soulful Toronto-based recording artist Sean Jones on level one, music mixed by GirlOnWax DJs Leanne, Emilita and Pri throughout the store and fall fashion presentations featuring 26 models in looks from Akris, Alice + Olivia, Free People, Kate Spade New York, St. John, Ted Baker London, Theory, Vince, Zero + Maria Cornejo and more.

You’ll find some familiar faces from our red carpet below. Also check #nordstromvan on Twitter and Instagram to see more event coverage from the gala night and fashion show, in addition to updates on the actual store opening at Pacific Centre tomorrow, September 18.

Nordstrom Director of Creative Projects Olivia Kim

Nordstrom Director of Creative Projects Olivia Kim

Model Coca Rocha

Model Coco Rocha

Model Amber Valetta

Model Amber Valletta

Actors Zachary Quinto and Sofia Boutella

Actors Zachary Quinto and Sofia Boutella

Actress Diana Bang

Actress Diana Bang

Television personality and interior decorator Jillian Harris.

Television personality and interior decorator Jillian Harris

Pete and Brandy Nordstrom

Pete and Brandy Nordstrom

Jamie and Lisa Nordstrom

Jamie and Lisa Nordstrom

Blake and Molly Nordstrom

Blake and Molly Nordstrom

There is a lot more happening at our new Nordstrom in Vancouver—consider this your invitation to join in the excitement!