PHOTOS: At the Pet Gala, trend goes to the canines | EUROtoday

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They might name it a catwalk, however the Pet Gala is the canines’ time to shine.

Designer Anthony Rubio threw the now-annual trend fete Monday evening, sending 18 canines down the purple carpet at New York’s American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog. Each canine donned couture just like what celebrities wore on the Met Gala simply two weeks earlier.

“I want people to understand that we’re not making fun of the Met Gala. We’re not mimicking the Met Gala,” Rubio stated. “We’re elevating and appraising and appreciating the wonderful designs that were presented at the Met Gala by the most talented designers of the world.”

At $300 a ticket, proceeds from the Pet Gala profit the museum — very like its human counterpart uptown serves as a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.

Most of the furry fashionistas had been pint-sized — even the function of Chris Hemsworth was performed by a shih tzu — although there was a Leonberger within the combine. Some of the Met Gala’s most talked about stars had been represented: Daffodil the Pomeranian as Jennifer Lopez, Kimba the chihuahua in one in every of Zendaya’s appears, Miley-Jo the Chorkie as Cardi B and Bastian the terrier as Colman Domingo.

“Every photographer tells you it’s the hardest job to work with … kids and animals. Not in my world,” said Rubio, who worked “tirelessly” to adapt the clothes within the quick timeframe. “I think the people are a lot harder to work with because the dogs do not complain. In my world, the dogs don’t get forced to wear what they don’t want to wear.”

Unlike Messi the canine’s flip final week on the Cannes carpet, the purple carpet on the AKC Museum didn’t fairly go unspoiled. That’s not fairly one thing you’d see on the Met Gala.

But Rubio did have a message for the Met Gala’s impresario: “Now, I should say that I would love — if Anna Wintour is listening — I would love to be the first one to walk on the red carpet with a canine model in canine couture. Just putting it out there.”


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