Versions strut the runway with their canines for the Bark and Swagger Canine Fashion Clearly show

Krystine Gregorich walked the purple carpet carrying a dress with a wine colored top and hunter environmentally friendly hued base. She had a inexperienced bow in her hair. Accompanying her on the runway was her 12-calendar year-old doggy, Bella, a poodle bichon frise mix who wore a identical outfit and matching bows.

They coordinated for their massive evening at the Bark and Swagger Doggy Trend Exhibit on Monday on the second flooring of the Benedum Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.

“It was entertaining,” explained Gregorich, of Coraopolis, as Bella hovered near by.

She and her dog’s clothing ended up produced by good friend and designer Emily Rouse, of Wheeling, W.Va. Rouse reported Gregorich was the excellent model, for not only the outfit, but since of her love of animals. The two experienced connected at a preceding Pittsburgh Vogue 7 days occasion. The doggy fashion display was initially scheduled for very last September in the course of Pittsburgh Fashion Week, but a situation with another location brought about a postponement.

“I am honored she chose me to design,” Gregorich claimed.


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Krystine Gregorich poses on the red carpet with 12-12 months-aged pet dog, Bella, a poodle bichon frise blend. The two wore similar outfits at the Bark and Swagger Canine Style Exhibit on Feb. 27 on the next ground of the Benedum Centre in Downtown Pittsburgh.


Gregorich was not the only a person using her pet for a walk on the runway. Various entrepreneurs and their canines were showcased for the duration of the last segment of the design exhibit for 100 company. Other sections of the soiree highlighted Pittsburgh-centered designers and retailers this sort of as Larrimor’s, Refreshing Nostalgia, Whimsical Wardrobe Boutique, and Lana Neumeyer.

Sparkling necklaces, earrings and bracelets have been delivered by the Pittsburgh location of Rothschild Investing Co., which hosted a VIP hour. Designs Ma Laika Burks, Ashlea Reed, Sandal Taylor, Jamal “Prince” Williams, Jackie Schwartzmiller, Dana Backode and Tanisha Thomas walked the runway sporting items from Rothschild.

Jeweled headbands by designer Olesya Nova of Olesya Style Boutique were being showcased on models donning apparel from Whimsical Wardrobe Boutique.

Element of the proceeds from the celebration added benefits Animal Pals, an animal shelter in Pittsburgh that rescues, rehabilitates and finds households for animals.

The idea to feature canines on the runway arrived from John Valentine, previous CEO of Pittsburgh Fashion 7 days. He and his team labored with the models and canine and secured the designers and boutiques for the clearly show, including One Haute Canine in Ross Park Shopping mall to outfit the canines. Valentine had seen a related demonstrate in New York Metropolis.

Because a short while ago having the possession job of Pittsburgh Vogue Week, Eva Dixon, who lives in Pine and has a boutique in Cranberry, stated she’s hoping to have a avenue wear demonstrate and one particular showcasing swimwear most probably in 2024, as well as pop-up trend occasions foremost up to Pittsburgh Manner 7 days later on this 12 months. She reported she wishes to join with as lots of regional boutiques and trend designers as she can. Some of her parts, Styles By Eva, were highlighted in the demonstrate.


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Elizabeth Crawford and her pet Rocco and Andie Baughman with her pet Winston walked the runway with their canine alongside one another at the Bark and Swagger Dog Trend Present on Feb. 27 on the second flooring of the Benedum Centre in Downtown Pittsburgh.


Dixon’s runway director and model mentor Williams did a dance general performance and also walked with his canine, King, a 1-yr-old Yorkshire Terrier.

Equally he and the pet wore leather-based jackets.

“This was my initially time modeling with my puppy,” Williams reported. “It was so diverse, and it was so exciting. King beloved it. I cherished it. And I think the audience liked it also.”


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Little one poses at the stop of the runway in a pink outfit at the Bark and Swagger Canine Fashion Demonstrate on Feb. 27 on the next ground of the Benedum Heart in Downtown Pittsburgh.


Marissa Zimmerman of Monongahela mentioned it was definitely distinctive. Zimmerman owns Whimsical Wardrobe Boutique, a traveling trend truck. She teamed with Nova, of Troy Hill, to accessorize the types with spectacular headbands.

“I haven’t noticed anything like this prior to with puppies on the runway,” mentioned Zimmerman, who was sporting an outfit from her manner truck and a pair of sequined boots. “While I was looking at it, I considered of something — I am a cat person. So subsequent time, I would like to see cats on the catwalk.”

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Overview staff members writer. You can make contact with JoAnne by e-mail at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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