On Day 5 of New York Fashion Week, Lela Rose gave us the greatest gift of all: a full-on dog show on the runway. To present her Fall 2019 collection, the designer enlisted the most precious cast of furry models for the "Roseminster Dog Show." The end result was just as cute as you'd expect.
Each model walked the "runway" with a dog in tow as announcers Robert Verdi and Jenna Bush Hager moderated the show. Show categories included groups like "Lassies Who Lunch" and "Cocktail Companion Group."
For the most part, the Fall 2019 looks complemented the dogs that accompanied them down the runway. A standard poodle was paired with an elegant black and white cocktail dress, a corgi with a plaid, Brit-inspired coat dress, a golden retriever with a floral prairie dress.
Much of the collection itself was inspired by dogs, too. There were dresses and suits featuring a black and white dog print that was surprisingly chic and an oversized camel coat emblazoned with the subtle print of tiny greyhound dog silhouettes. "The inspiration for this collection struck when I happened upon an antique dog cameo button, but my four-legged friends have long been a lovable influence,” Rose wrote in the show notes.
But along with staging an adorable dog show, the collection will also give back to animals in need. The brand announced a portion of proceeds from its Fall 2019 pieces will be donated to the ASPCA.
A dog show and a fashion show all in one? This is the New York Fashion Week we all deserve.
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