From kennel to catwalk: Haute couture dogs

From kennel to catwalk: Haute couture dogs Best in show

Italian heritage label Trussardi has just unveiled a new campaign with some unlikely models. Greyhounds – which are the brand’s mascot – are clad in jackets and sunglasses from its spring 2014 collection in a shoot by William Wegman. The renowned photographer has works in MoMA and the Centre Pompidou, and began using his pet Weimaraners as subjects in the 1970s. He described the Trussardi greyhounds as “‘mysteriously calm, wonderfully photogenic, and, most of all, incredibly elegant.” (Photo: Trussardi)

Hawaii Fi-do

William Wegman was also commissioned by Swedish brand Acne to shoot hats, suits and shoes from its spring/summer 2013 collection. The images were plastered around New York in a guerrilla campaign as well as being displayed in Japan and France; a limited edition print was sold online. (Photo: Acne)

Bad to the bone

Menswear Dog isn’t another blog run by an obsessive dog-owner dressing up their pooch for laughs: launched last January by David Fung and his wife Yena Kim, the Tumblr features the couple’s 4-year-old shiba inu Bodhi in a range of sophisticated outfits. This ensemble, called Black Magic, is accompanied by suggestions for the rest of the wardrobe. (Photo: David Fung/Menswear Dog)

Bow-wow-wow tie

Bodhi became the toast of New York Fashion Week last September, and the blog has become so popular it has spawned a calendar, a book and a canine fashion line. Donning everything from a straw fedora to a range of ties, Menswear Dog has become a source of inspiration for dapper gents everywhere. This Summer Wedding look features a seersucker blazer and corduroy bowtie. (Photo: David Fung/Menswear Dog)

Nothing like a Dane

Mulberry has just announced its latest campaign, shot by acclaimed photographer Tim Walker. In it British model Cara Delevingne appears alongside a modelling menagerie including a tortoise, two cockatoos and a pony. In this shot, she’s joined by a Patterdale Terrier, a Jack Russell and two Great Danes. (Photo: Mulberry)

Bulldog to catwalk

British label Mulberry is known for sending designer-clad hounds down the catwalk; a poodle called Max starred in one of its 2012 London Fashion Week shows, while last year Turbo the bulldog was one of the stars. (Max the poodle returned a year on to watch from the front row; Anna Wintour was seen cooing over him.) (Photo: Reuters)

Hair of the dog

An Afghan hound channelled Donatella Versace in the 2012 Diesel eyewear campaign, with a cinematic video featuring lingering shots of a poodle on a chaise longue and a Doberman gazing out of a window. (Photo: Diesel)

Doggy bag

Fashion label Longchamp featured top model Coco Rocha cavorting in the streets of New York with a Weimaraner in a campaign for its spring 2012 campaign. Photographer Dane Shitagi was commissioned following photos she took as part of her Ballerina Project. Many of the most iconic fashion photographers have featured dogs in their shoots, from Cecil Beaton and David Bailey to Mario Testino and Bruce Weber: their shoots are included in the book Dogs In Vogue. (Photo: Longchamp)




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