October 11, 2012

High fashion for abandoned dogs

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is officially the new stop on the fashion circuit, so prepare for Westies in Westwood, Dachshunds in Deacon, and Staffies in Stella. The world’s top designers are swapping the catwalk for the the dogwalk for one night only to help unwanted and abandoned dogs stride out in spectacular style for a truly unforgettable and never been seen before fashion event.

Fashion’s biggest names are preparing to dress the canine residents of the world-famous animal refuge by designing exclusive dog coats and accessories which will be auctioned off in aid of the charity at the Collars & Coats Gala Ball on Thursday 8 November 2012. Guests at the event will have the first opportunity to bid on the one-off pieces of fashion history.

Designing dog coats and canine accessories for Battersea are:
Giles Deacon, Ben De Lisi, Faberge, Jeremy Hackett, Henry Holland, Stephen Jones, Derek Lawlor, Julien Macdonald, Stella McCartney, Mulberry, Jenny Packham, Gareth Pugh, Trevor Pickett, Zandra Rhodes, Philip Treacy, Matthew Williamson, and Vivienne Westwood.

The wow factor continues with international supermodel David Gandy leading the canine fashion pack for a fundraising event all about celebrating Battersea dogs. Battersea’s first Ambassador will partner with leading fashion journalist and stylist Hilary Alexander to present the designs at the Gala Ball taking place at Battersea Evolution.

Battersea’s star-studded Collars & Coats Gala Ball is now in its fourth year and this year’s spectacular event will be hosted by Paul O’ Grady MBE and Amanda Holden. Every ticket brought will help give thousands of dogs and cats a second chance in life.  For more information or to be part of this truly amazing evening visit www.collarsandcoats.org.uk.