Dogs Dress Up for Fashion Show

Jade Warne
marie claire

The bride walked the aisle in white, while the groom cut a dashing figure in a top hat and tux - both of them wagging their tails eagerly.

It was all part of the fun at the Fashion Institute of Technology's second annual Pet Fashion Show held at the home of New York Fashion Week - Bryant Park.

See the pooches strike a pose



In place of Kate, Naomi and Gisele, Jake - a Yorkshire terrier - strutted his stuff in a fur-trimmed leather bomber jacket while Bruno worked a wool knit jumper.

"Pet apparel and related products represent a close to $US50 billion industry that is proving to be comparatively recession-proof," said Joan Volpe, managing coordinator of the institute's Center for Professional Studies.

"This niche market requires talent, know-how, and skills commonly found in traditional fashion business segments. Our program provides training for designers wishing to enter this market."

And it's wasn't only two-legged types who got show off their skills.

"No one barked, bit, peed, jumped, growled or otherwise misbehaved," added Fashion Institute of Technology spokeswoman Cheryl Fein.

See the pooches strike a pose