On May 1st, celebrities, dog loving New Yorkers and their four-footed friends gathered at Eugene for Animal Fair magazine’s 4th Annual Paws for Style. Guests were greeted by a giant Grey Goose ice sculpture of a dog and a fire hydrant, and were treated to a doggie-dance routine and a demonstration of Dyson vacuum cleaners (to prepare the catwalk for the dogs backstage). Then came the main event. Lauren Bush, Samantha Cole, Cindy Adams and many other celebrities donned designer’s one-of-a-kind people and doggie outfits. Participating designers included Kate Spade, Vera Wang, Vivienne Tam, Lulu Guinness, and St. John. The host of the event, Wendy Diamond redefined canine-chic with her dogbone laden black and white suit. All proceeds of the event went to the Humane Society of New York and all dogs up for adoption that night have been adopted. Bow Wow! Paws for Style: Opposite page, Bottom Row: Guiding Light’s Ricky Paull Goldin with dogs Mr. Bigglesworth and Jacob in Puma; Sharon and Lauren Bush dazzling the guests; singer Samantha Cole wearing JLo with JLo’s dog to complete the outfit; Dancing with your dog – out of the living room and into the Olympics? Dancer, shown, hopes so; Lydia Hearst looks smashing in Vera Wang. This Page, Top row, from left to right: Adi and Simon Sabag with dogs ‘Dolce’ and ‘Gabbana,’ helped celebs and their pups with hair and makeup; actor Billy McNamara with his dog both handsome in Jack Spade; Lauren Ezersky and pup in Emre NY fashions; Eugene, who generously donated the space with a very grateful Lucky Diamond; Row 2: The Early Show’s Julie Chen walking Nico in Kate Spade; Olympic swimmer and TV host Summer Sanders with dog ‘Smalls’ in Speedo; Stella Keitel and Oscar beaming in a beautiful St. John ensemble; Hallie Kate Eisenberg and her Golden retriever both donning Jessie USA outfits; Miss Teen USA, Vanessa Semrow decked out in Lili Rose with designer Anand Jon; Row 3: Kristine Szabo and pooch in Coach; Joanna Mastroianni makes sure gossip maven Cindy Adams and Jazzy look fabulous in her designs; model Mirjana looking gorgeous in Gretchen Shields’ latest; Mother and daughter beauties, CeCe and Elizabeth Kieselstein Cord, Elizabeth wears Anand Jon; Row 4: Wendy and Lucky Diamond emceeing the show, no bones about it!; Model Galli in Alice Roi; Dyson Vacuum cleaners in action – pet hair be gone! The dogs of Oz and their inmate mates in Tara Boone; Row 5: The dogs of Oz take their mug (or is that mutt) shot; One Life to Live’s Catherine Hickland and her pooch in Tara Boone; the Doggie Dancers en masse – all their dogs want to do is dance!; Row 6: Model Alexandra and Lucky Diamond (who’s about to jump overboard) in Vivienne Tam; Don’t tell the captain, dogwalker Netta and Rufus from Maid in Manhattan are stowaways at the party; Beautiful Oksana Baiul, Olympic ice skater and gold medalist holds her chihuahuas Rocky and Poopsie close – they were overheard to say (in unison) “Yo quiero Paws for Style!”; Extra, Extra, read all about it! EXTRA’s Golden is decked out in Cathleen Smith’s Paw and Chic – so pretty in pink!
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