Fashion: Cat Fashion Show Held in New YorkPublished August 18, 2011
If our two Oriental Shorthair cats, Sir Hubble Pinkerton and Dr. Hush Puppy, spoke fluent English, I can only imagine what they would have to say in reaction to a news item published on the New York Times website featuring the story about a kitty fashion show and debutante ball held last week at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City. However, I bet my bottom dollar since Petside is a family-oriented website, their comments would be censored.
Since the Algonquin, located on West 44th Street in Manhattan, boasts keeping a cat in residence since the first one wandered in during the late 1930s, the kitty fashion show was held as a coming-out party for Matilda III, the most recent resident. She’s on Facebook and also on Twitter.
Among the cats showing off their finery was Elvis, a Savannah cat who was towed down the runway in a pink Cadillac. A heavy weight, Elvis tips the scales at 25 pounds. He was dressed up in a leather and leopard print jumpsuit, and while his appearance was smashing, I hear tell he suffered a melt-down back-stage prior to his appearance which required a hasty intervention by Carole Wilbourn, a feline therapist who was able to calm the distraught kitty down using Reike energy healing, soft music and, of course, a touch of catnip.
While unfortunately we don't have a photo handy of this fabulous feline, he has made quite a name for himself as the centerfold model in The Ultimate Guide to Cat Breeds. The photo featured on the blog however, is a lovely Savannah cat for anyone who has not had the opportunity to see one up close and purrsonal.
Also basking in the spotlight was Kashmir, a Ragdoll dressed up as Scheherazade; Tiffany, a Devon Rex dolled up as Nicki Minaj in rose-colored sunglasses; Frenchie, classically dolled up as a fluffy Napoleon; and Petunia. Presiding over the event was Mya, runner-up on "Dancing With the Stars" in which several other fabulous felines paraded around as furry little Lady Gagas dressed in custom costumes by Meow-Wear.
At the conclusion of the show, the models posed for a portrait. But since these cats were not formally introduced, I understand there was a bit of fur-flying upset among the stars when they got too close to one another. Mya, who was not quite comfortable with a clowder of kitties around her, did bravely take the opportunity to pose with them. It seems however, she is becoming a feline fan when she said, “I was slightly afraid of cats . . . . But I love them now.”
Would your cats enjoy starring in a kitty fashion show? Tell us about it in a comment.