Fashion-Forward Pets Don Global Couture for Animal Rescue
The theme is “Global Couture for Animal Rescue,” and it’s the premier NY fashion show for pets. The 14th Annual New York Pet Fashion Show takes place this Thursday, and will be showcasing designs from Scotland, Italy, Korea, Spain, Egypt, Thailand and Russia. But it’s not all about looking pretty – proceeds from the show go to the Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals (a group of over 150 alliance partners).
Kicking off the festivites of the Westminster Dog show, the Pet Fashion Show will have some guest appearances from Broadway favorites like Hamilton, Cats, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Wicked, and more, as well as celebrities Rachel Grant (Bond movie, ‘Die Another Day’), model/actress Katie Cleary, NBC/QVC favorite Ashley Bellman, actress Nicole Bellman, and our own favorite, Petguide.com Editor Amy Tokic! Amy will be Instagramming and live Facebooking during the whole shebang, so you won’t have to miss a second of the fun and couture if you can’t make it to NYC.
The fashion show, which is an animal rescue benefit, is also thrilled to welcome Pet Expert Harrison Forbes as their new MC. It’s being held at the historic Hotel Pennsylvania (who is also hosting the Westminster Kennel Club Dog) Show from 6-11 p.m. on February 9, just a few days before the Westminster show begins, and helps bring awareness to animals in need with music, fashion, and fun.
Overlooking Madison Square Garden, attendees will watch models stomp the runway in Penn’s Top Ballroom. There’s also a special award ceremony that can’t be missed – recipients include Beth Shak-Leventhal (Humanitarian Award), Mark Winik (Literary Book Award), Dr. Natalie Marks (Vet of the Year), Steve Dale (Journalist Award), Silvie Bordeaux (Pet Hero Award) and Elias Friedman (e-book award), and you know you don’t want to miss the ‘Best In Show Costume’ Contest with the most adorable pets on the planet!
Tickets are $50 in advance on the New York Pet Fashion Show site, or $60 at the door. And if you’re going, be sure to say “hi” to Amy – don’t worry, she doesn’t bite!
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