Rescued by the 80s at the annual New York Pet Fashion Show
Written by admin on February 12, 2016
Dogs, Cats and (yes) Chickens were dressed in the finest 80s-style fashions at this yearâ€™s New York Pet Fashion Show, which took place on February 11th at the Hotel Pennsylvania. Organizers Ada Nieves and Gregg Oehler themed this yearâ€™s Fashion Week event for furry friends â€œRescued by the 80sâ€ as the event raised money for The Mayorâ€™s Alliance for NYCâ€™s Animals.
Several well-known designers of animal attire were in attendance to show off their 80s-inspired creations on the runway. Models included dogs, cats, a chicken and a bearded dragon. Inspirations for the outfits ranged from musicians of the 80s to television shows to popular games of the time. Here are some on and off-runway stars of the show:
Rescued by the 80s was highlighted by Nieves, Oehler and MC Maria Mellito of Q104.3 FM presenting the Golden Paw Awards. Among the recipients were:
- Humanitarian of the Year: Actress/philanthropist Rachel Grant
- Documentary Producer of the Year: Rachel Grant for â€œGive Me Shelterâ€
- Legacy Award â€“ Brock, the inspiration behind Pilots and Paws
- Shelter Organization of the Year â€“ Whitney Knowltonâ€™s Last Chance Animal Rescue
Rescued by the 80s also showcased several pups who were available for adoption. For more information on how you can find a pet in need of a home, please call or visit your local animal shelter or rescue organization.