First Haute Dog Chicago fashion show to benefit Canine Companions for Independence

First Haute Dog Chicago fashion show to benefit Canine Companions for Independence

The first Haute Dog Chicago, a doggie runway show featuring local notables and their four-legged friends, will benefit Canine Companions for Independence at the Peninsula Chicago on Thursday, September 8, from 6-9 pm. This elegant tail wagging affair will begin in true fashion week style with a walk down the red carpet followed by a cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction in the Grand Ballroom.

At 7:00, sit back and watch couture canines give new meaning to the catwalk as they model the latest fall fashions provided by Chicago’s Tails in the City. “Haute Dog Chicago coincides with NY Fashion Week. The timing is perfect to show off the latest doggie fall fashions,” stated Tails in the City owners Bruce Haas and Phillip Emigh. The evening will wrap up with a dog-gone good dessert.

Joining the couture canines are some of Chicago’s finest: The Joffrey Ballet dancers Dylan Gutierrez and Jeraldine Mendoza, Janet Lee Mandell, Sherill Bodine, Lakesha Rose, Kate Platis, Angie Demars, Katy Sandberg, Michelle Delaney, Jan Flanagan, Kim Gleeson  and Elizabeth Steele Applebaum among others. The couture canines’ counterparts will be clothed by Contessa Bottega boutique.

Rooney gets ready for his close-up.

Rooney gets ready for his close-up.Bottega boutique.

The heart of Haute Dog Chicago is to raise support and awareness to help Canine Companions continue their mission of providing highly trained assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities free of charge.

“These exceptional dogs truly change lives. When placed with an individual with a disability, they are able to increase the quality of life tenfold. Canine Companions’ extraordinary dogs allow their partners to have an increased sense of independence and with the newfound independence comes a heightened sense of confidence. They place ‘exceptional dogs with exceptional people,’ shared Greg Hyder, Peninsula Special Events Director. For tickets and more info, click here.

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