Real spring trends on the Fashion For Paws runway at Tysons Galleria.
By Jill A. Norris
Dogs and expensive clothing are typically two things that are kept as far apart as humanly possible. Or are they? This year’s 6th annual Fashion For Paws event, taking place on April 14th, is supported by Tysons Galleria for the fourth consecutive year. Hosted by the National Building Museum, the show will consist of fundraising models featuring the latest 2012 spring season trends, along with their furry canines.
With fur coats being strictly limited to the dogs, the audience can look forward to seeing bold colors, graphic prints, voluminous silhouettes, aquatic inspirations, and more. Some of the designers generous enough to include their collections in the dog-friendly event are Aram, Elie Tahari, Vineyard Vines, Nicole Miller, Karen Millen, Anne Fontaine, Sarar, Basler, 7 for All Mankind, and Betsy Johnson.
“We recognize that many of our shoppers are passionate about animal wellness, as are we, which is why Tysons Galleria is so thrilled to be partnering with the Washington Humane Society on Fashion for Paws,” said Rich Dinning, senior general manager of Tysons Galleria. “This is a one-of-a-kind event that will not only highlight the fabulous line up of retailers at Tysons Galleria, but will also allow us to use our resources to benefit a very worthy cause.”
Fashion For Paws got its start in 2007 and has raised over $1.5 million dollars in honor of the Washington Humane Society. More than 90 models are raising a minimum of $5,000 each to walk in the show and express their support for man’s best friend.
With so many trends, designers and dogs taking over, it’s easy to get confused about who is doing what. But don’t worry, spectators will have plenty of help. This year’s show will be co-chaired by Michelle Benaim, Dr. Ashley Hughes, Tommy McFly, and Sara Nielson. Pamela Sorensen will be the master of ceremonies and E! News correspondent Ashlan Gorse will be the host. With such a star-studded cast, the only thing that could go wrong is the lift of a leg on a dress.
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