And…speaking of dog collars, a diamond dog collar valued at £250,000 will be on display at the canine fashion show in New York, which will mark the first Pet Fashion Week. Other fashions will include a $5,500 (£3000) dog wedding dress with a ten-foot train, various party dresses and cashmere jumpers.
According to Alexa Cach, the fashion director of Pet Fashion Week, “Pet couture has been driven by pink bows and celebrity for too long. Pet fashion is an industry that is here to stay.”
No longer is doggie couture the province of Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson, she insists. This event is for “anyone interested in sourcing the latest trends in high-end clothing, accessories, furnishings and runway designs for pets.”
I’m betting sales won’t be really brisk for the high-end merchandise, but I could be wrong.