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Doggie Fashion Show Lets Mutts Strut Their Stuff on the Runway

By DNAinfo Staff on September 6, 2012 12:45pm

By Stephanie Keith

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MIDTOWN — These pooches have panache. 

Chihuahuas, shih-tzus, poodles and yorkies strutted their stuff on the runway for a doggie fashion show Wednesday night ahead of the city's Fashion Week festivities. 

The couture canines came to the Ritz Plaza hotel on West 48th Street dressed to the nines in everything from top hats and raincoats to an outfit inspired by late designer Alexander McQueen.

At the end of the show, the judges chose three winners from the pool of stylish pooches, including a Scotch shih-tzu and a poodle-shih-tzu mix.

Michael Stern of the realty company Stonehenge, which co-hosted the show, emceed the event featuring the city's top dogs. 

"We love pets, we love kids," said Stern, whose company is big on pet-friendly reat estate, "and we want to make Manhattan a better place."