With a reputation of always being over the top, fashion designer Anthony Rubio did not disappoint during this year’s New York Fashion Week. The self-proclaimed pet couturier presented his spring canine collection, along with his women’s wear line.
Inspired by his travels to Paris, Rome and the Amalfi Coast, fashionista dogs strutted down the runway at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall, while the models (aka their handlers) acted more as second fiddle. “In my world the humans are the accessories,” Rubio says.
The pups that participated in the event were Rubio’s Chihuahua’s Bogie and Kimba, along with Instagram celebrity dogs including Chloe Kardoggian, Mochi, Gizzy, ZZ and Marshall. Pastel colors, along with lace, dominated the collection with Rubio describing it as “affordable luxury with much panache.”
The pet couture starts at $200, while his women’s line is priced at $300 and up.
Here are a few of our favorite pooches doing their thing on the catwalk, er, we mean dogwalk: