FWO Editor-in-Chief Pablo Starr is author of the novel RNWY: A Fashion Week Space Adventure (available on Amazon), and cat-dad to his rescued stray of 9 years, @OfficialBeautyStarr.

Raising the Woof

We’ve been watching “canine couturier” Anthony Rubio for some time, and this was just too good to keep to ourselves.

In Rubio’s tribute to Heavenly Bodies, the recent Met show (and the theme of the Met Gala earlier this month, expertly organized by the beautiful Eaddy Kiernan), Rubio creates some venerable vêtements around the theme, and it’s just a lot of fun to see in action.

Heavenly Doggies


Says Rubio: “Each year as soon as the announcements are made pertaining to the selected theme of the much-anticipated Met Gala, I begin researching and sketching … to decide how to execute my own renditions for dogs. Last year my designs were featured in world-renowned high fashion publications so, of course I went right to work on this year’s theme, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

“The subject matter offered a plethora of inspirations as done by some of the greatest fashion designers of our times. I spared no expense on materials I chose, including crystal-encrusted chainmail. I toiled and strategized for each design to produce my master pieces. I worked to recreate some features and reinvented others which were executed meticulously.

I spared no expense on materials I chose, including crystal-encrusted chainmail.

The end products are the following as modeled by my Chihuahua boys Bogie (tri-colored) and Kimba (blonde). I am proud to unveil these and hope that you will appreciate my works and all the work and imagination that went into these.”

Canine Couture Coffee Table Book

Rubio’s team says: “Anthony Rubio’s hard cover coffee table book Canine Couture will feature shelter pets in editorial outfits. The book will consist of grand editorial creations of high fashion, rock/pop stars, iconic red carpet looks, and other themed looks. The book will be a huge 9×12 coffee table book with 250 pages. We have gathered 5 amazing photographers, each with a unique point of view to shoot for the book. The book will consist of 90% new images.”

You can support the book (which also supports pet adoption) here.

About Anthony Rubio

New York-based Anthony Rubio is an internationally acclaimed pet couturier. His Canine Couture is meticulously handcrafted by the designer, utilizing the finest materials to produce a one-of-a-kind creation for your four-legged family member, taking into full consideration comfort and safety above all.


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