From sequined jackets and crowns to light up dresses, painted nails and ankle jewels – nothing is too much as these dogs strut their stuff at the New York pet fashion show. We take a fun look at the style on display…

A few weeks ago we talked about the phenomenon of pet humanisation (https://www.petinsure.ie/pet-humanisation-good-pet-industry-business/); where for various reasons, people are now treating their pets more and more like humans. Dogs and cats are now being integrated into traditionally ‘human’ events and activities — New York Fashion Week is one such event, where the week is opened by no less than a dog fashion show! It’s quirky and fun, but best of all raises money for various animal charities.

The following short video gives an overview of the event, with its 4 runway shows and charity rescue event:
http://www.newyorkpetfashionshow.com/

For the most outrageous looks you have to check this out (one of the dogs is wearing a real fur collar – now that just seems wrong!):
http://www.buzzfeed.com/chelseamarshall/things-we-learned-at-new-york-most-important-pet-fashion

And to get a real flavour of the event check out these you tube snippets:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jysn9GQ_x3s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AJvdPBd0ig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-3nG-sUM74

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqQVHQzHLNQ

An associated event for New York fashion week is an online dog competition where people vote for their favourite from a shortlist of 15 fabulous pooches. The winner gets 1000 dollars to donate to their favourite charity. Check them out here:
http://barkpost.com/runway-dogs/

Who knew dressing up your pooch could be so much fun!