Dogs Wore Couture During NYFW and the Photos Are Unmissable

The runway models we deserve.

Anthony Rubin, New York Fashion Week
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"In my world, humans are the accessories." That's from Anthony Rubio, a.k.a. the Pet Couturier, who designs both womenswear and "canine couture." At New York Fashion Week on Sunday, Anthony Rubio sent both dogs and models down the runway, which led to a series of photos I'll be printing off and taping to my mood board, thank you very much.

"Why should the owners be the only ones to look fashionable?" Rubio told MarieClaire.com of his Spring/Summer 2019 collection. "After all, the pups are the first to be noticed." (I can back Rubio up here: I just adopted a dog, and now my neighbors greet him by name without so much of a glance at me.)

At the very end of Rubio's show, he brought out a golden Lab named Sunny, also known as the Today show's Puppy With a Purpose. Sunny, for his part, wore an Art Deco vest with gold sequins.

This is Rubio's seventh time showcasing his custom-made "canine couture" in New York Fashion Week. In a statement about the show, Rubio noted that both human and canine models "not only strutted in full glory, but dedicated time to really get to know one another and harmonize...to bring about a seamless show."

Here are some of the now well-acquainted models, both human and dog.

ANTHONY RUBIO At New York Fashion Week Powered By Art Hearts Fashion NYFW

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ANTHONY RUBIO At New York Fashion Week Powered By Art Hearts Fashion NYFW

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ANTHONY RUBIO At New York Fashion Week Powered By Art Hearts Fashion NYFW

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ANTHONY RUBIO At New York Fashion Week Powered By Art Hearts Fashion NYFW

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And here's Sunny the Lab with Rubio and his embellished vest, because of course you wanted to see him as well.

ANTHONY RUBIO At New York Fashion Week Powered By Art Hearts Fashion NYFW

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Jenny Hollander
Jenny Hollander

Jenny is the Director of Content Strategy at Marie Claire. Originally from London, she moved to New York in 2012 to attend the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and never left. Prior to Marie Claire, she spent five years at Bustle building out its news and politics coverage. She loves, in order: her dog, goldfish crackers, and arguing about why umbrellas are fundamentally useless.