He custom designs clothes for the hottest celebrities, from Pamela Anderson to the Black Eyed Peas, but it’s not all parties and red carpets for Canadian celebrity street-wear designer Jason Dussault.
Experience the grit behind the glamour in Dussault Inc., an edgy new 16-episode, half-hour, docu-sitcom that follows the busy lives of celebrity designer Jason Dussault and his life partner Mashiah Vaughn, as they struggle to keep their businesses – and their family – on the rails, premiering Saturday, Sept. 24 at 8:30pm ET/PT on Citytv.
With a million-dollar flagship Dussault Apparel store in Los Angeles, Jason thought they had hit the big-time – creating high-priced, custom-made clothing for rock-and-roll celebrities like Criss Angel, Kid Rock and Nicole Richie.
But when the economy took a turn for the worse, they lost it all. Now back in Vancouver with two sons to raise – 15-year-old Ayden and 24-month-old Ronin – Jason is risking everything to bring Dussault Apparel back to the top, while Mashiah works her own bath cosmetics line Open Sundaes.
With their over-the-top personalities, relationship challenges and ambitious career goals, one thing is for sure – it’s going to be one hell of a ride!
In the premiere episode, “New Showroom,” Jason decides to open a Dussault Apparel showroom in Vancouver after having to shut down his million-dollar flagship store in Los Angeles. His better half Mashiah asks him to babysit their kids so she can close a deal for Open Sundaes. Jason, however, is torn between hanging out with his friends from Nickelback and doing the right thing.
Often referred to as “The Hoodie King,” Jason Dussault designs and sells high-end street wear for men and women, and is best known for his limited edition custom hoodies that sell for prices between $600 and $2,500 US. He is also credited with designing the world’s most expensive denim jeans, valued at $250,000. As he begins accepting commissions to do original pieces of art, Jason continues to custom design for celebrities, including the Black Eyed Peas, Pamela Anderson, Nickelback, Dee Snider, Kat Von D, and Todd McFarlane.
A mother at 19, Mashiah Vaughn is a multi-tasking actor, model and business woman who built her own bath product line, Open Sundaes, making the Top 40 under 40 entrepreneurs list in BC at the age of 30. Mashiah’s modeling resumé includes Victoria’s Secret, Club Monaco, Gap, Ralph Lauren, and Flare Magazine. In 2011, she was named female spokesperson for the Steve Nash Fitness Clubs as well as beauty spokesperson for Riversol Skin Care. She sits on the board of directors of the Children’s Wish Foundation and is a spokesperson for the Obakki Foundation.
Dussault Inc. is executive produced by David Paperny, Cal Shumiatcher, Audrey Mehler and Ziad Touma, who also acts as the series director. Season 1 was shot in Vancouver, with travels to New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, Edmonton, Calgary, Hong Kong and Cameroon. Season 2 is currently filming in LA.