Dogs strut their stuff in last bark at Bryant Park

Oklahoman Modified: April 20, 2010 at 6:13 am •  Published: April 20, 2010
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NEW YORK (AP) − A bride wore white, ruffled satin and a groom strutted in top hat and tux. And nobody piddled!

Students at the Fashion Institute of Technology put sometimes-squirmy dogs on the catwalk for a show Monday that was, thankfully, without mishap.

Lily, a wide-eyed papillon, pranced to oohs and aahs as a magical flower fairy in pink and purple tulle and wings. Schultzy, a West Highland terrier, was bold in white against her snowy fur as she worked the train on her bridal gown.

The canine designs were created by FIT students during the school's second annual pet fashion show. The dogs, all in the FIT family except two from a shelter, were right on trend.

Jake, a Yorkshire terrier, was macho on a fur-collar leather bomber jacket and military green camo. Bruno, a mix who's available for adoption, went organic in a pattern, wool knit "turtleback" sweater.

To a driving dance beat as they stepped on stage from a faux dog house, Molly (also from a shelter) seemed a tad reluctant to take the first stroll in an FIT towel wrap but quickly found her feet. A miniature poodle named Zoe seemed born for the catwalk in a yellow-lined cotton and linen collar with matching garter.

"No one barked, bit, peed, jumped, growled or otherwise misbehaved," says Cheryl Fein, an FIT spokeswoman.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.


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