Our statement –
Lucky Diamond a rescue dog who was the inspiration behind Paws for Style in 1999 the first ever pet fashion show. PFS was not created to promote pet fashion but to promote animal rescue and welfare issues. She wants to know why Lauren Conrad could not go down the catwalk with Toby the Rescue Dog! Does she have something against catwalks or cats?
Animal Fair magazine’s 9th annual Paws For Style benefit is where the fashion community supports the animal community by strutting the catwalk with dogs in one of a kind designer dog outfits. Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren, Heatherette, Rebecca Taylor, Hale Bob, Nanette Lepore plus others all designed one of a kind doggie outfits to be auctioned off on Ebay with all proceeds going to the Humane Society. Celebrities who have supported this event since its creation in 1999 (63 in dog years) include Hilary Swank, Hayden Paniettiere, Kathy Griffin, Richard Belzer, Dina and Ali Lohan, and many other celebs.
Lauren Conrad seemed so sweet and actually happy to be at the event, so personally I feel there has been a miscommunication, that’s all. Miscommunication between Lauren and her publicist. Her publicist did not tell her it was a fashion show – the publicist 100% absolutely knew. And honestly, we have to thank her publicist for creating so much controversy as it’s bringing more attention to what our Paws For Style event is about anyway, raising money and awareness for homeless animals. I’m not quite sure why Lauren couldn’t just walk down the catwalk with the adorable Humane Society dog up for adoption, but other celebrities/socialites did grace the catwalk, Richard Belzer, Cornelia Guest, Nikki Blonsky, Alison Becker, which helped to raised money for the Humane Society, and that’s what the whole event is really about! Even after all of this Lauren Conrad’s and her rescue dog’s outfits she was holding and all the rest of the dog outfits are on www.ebay.com and 100 percent of the money will benefit the Humane Society.
Wendy and Lucky Diamond are judges on Greatest American Dog on CBS Thursday nights – our vote goes to eliminate Lauren Conrad from participating in future Paws For Style events (I don’t think that will be a problem)!