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Tessa Virtue sparkles in red at 2023 Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards: 'So beautiful!'

The Canadian ice dancer, along with influencers and hosts, dazzled at the annual awards show.

LONDON, ONTARIO - MARCH 17: Tessa Virtue attends the 2019 Juno Awards - Arrivals at Budweiser Gardens on March 17, 2019 in London, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Tessa Virtue shared snaps from a Canadian awards show in a red gown. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Tessa Virtue is dazzling her followers.

On Sunday, the renowned Canadian figure skater shared glimpse of her look ahead of the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA) held annually in Toronto, Ont.

In a carousel of photos, the 34-year-old Olympic ice dancer posed in a sparkly cherry red long-sleeve mock neck gown, complemented with an open back and black fur trim sleeves, courtesy of the brand Whyte Couture. She completed her ensemble with a chic black leather handbag, a sleek braid hairstyle and understated makeup with a nude lipstick and smokey eyeshadow.

Virtue shared her excitement and the story behind her CAFA attire in her caption, writing, "Had the privilege of celebrating Canadian arts and fashion last night as a presenter at [CAFA]. It was particularly special to don this [Whyte Couture] gown, designed and handcrafted by the incredible mother-daughter duo behind the brand."

She then shared her admiration for the creative talents celebrated at CAFA."Congratulations to all the nominees and [CAFA] winners. I was so inspired to be in a room full of risk-takers, trend-setters, and community difference-makers," she penned.

In the comments, fans swooned over Virtue's vibrant look.

"Wow! Tessa, you look absolutely radiant! It is truly an honour and dream come true to see you dressed in one of our gowns. Thank you so much," Whyte Couture's official Instagram account responded to the photos.

"Lady in red! So beautiful!," a fan chimed in.

Another added: "You emanate power! The dress, the makeup... even the smallest details made you even more wonderful!"

"So gorgeous! What a beautiful dress!," someone else wrote.

"Jaw on floor," a commenter quipped.

Virtue wasn't the only familiar face at the event. On Sunday, Canadian influencer Sarah Nicole Landry — better known as The Birds Papaya — shared a set of photos on Instagram displaying her own daring CAFA ensemble.

Landry's outfit featured a plunging, tiered, tulle white high-low gown from Narces, paired with silver metallic stiletto cowboy boots. She finished off her look with a sleek, low-bun hairstyle and a simple makeup look.

The 39-year-old paired her photos with a heartfelt caption. "Last night I attended the [CAFA] to sit among my [Knix] fam and friends as we celebrated so many talented people that I have been so blessed to work with over the years, and many others to be inspired by," she shared.

"As for my dress," she continued. "Well this dress was a dream from the moment I stepped into it, and then made even more of one when [Narces] detailed it just so for my look last night."

Canadian TV host Sangita Patel, 44, was also in attendance. She shared a pair of photos ahead of the event donning a shimmery, metallic gold gown boasting a sweetheart neckline and a thigh-high slit, courtesy of the brand L'MOMO.

Her outfit was complemented by elegant gold stilettos and her hair was styled in loose curls.

"I'm going out for an hour," she joked in her caption.

She continued, "I mean, how can I not with this dress?! My goodness [L'MOMO] and [stylist Maria Chowdhery] this is so special. Thank you for making this dress, I feel the love you put into this."

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