Fashion for Paws® (F4P) benefiting the Washington Humane Society (WHS) began in 2007 with the first spring Runway Show. In just its first 8 years, the Fashion for Paws® Runway Show has been a great success, selling out each year, raising nearly $3.2 million for WHS and generating a significant amount of national and regional media coverage.
Notables involved include: Marie Osmond, Val Kilmer, E! News' Ashlan Gorse, former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino, Redskin Fred Davis, Entertainment Tonight's Lawrence Zarian, Animal Planet’s Victoria Stilwell, Italian Ambassador Giovanni Castellaneta, MSNBC’s, Luke Russert, CNN International's Philippe Cousteau, Fox News Channel’s Courtney Friel, CW/VHI’s Paul Wharton, DeepDish’s Arash Shirazi, ABC7’s Steve Chenevey, ABC’s Scott Thuman, NBC's Angie Goff, ESPN’s Lindsay Czarniak, and Event Chairman, MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor.
The models walking the runway raise a minimum of $3,000 for WHS to participate, with many escorting their fashionably dressed dog down the runway. Designer doggie couture is organized this year by Mallory Hancock of Regal & Pooch, a luxury canine couture brand featuring one of a kind accessories and clothing for the trendy pooch. Women’s and men’s ready-to-wear apparel is provided exclusively by Tysons Galleria, home to the world’s most luxurious retailers.
The event features an awards presentation to honor the F4P top fundraiser, winning "Model Washingtonian of the Year," and the first and second runner up on the runway May 2nd. The winners will be chosen based on who has raised the most money in a friendly fundraising competition in the 12 weeks leading up to the event. All models who raise $10,000+ will be included in the 2016 Fashion for Paws® Runway Show Super Model Calendar.
The Runway Show Event:
There are VIP seated tables ranging from $3,000 to $6,000 and a very limited number of special $10,000 tables that are located right next to the runway. Table guests are served a three course meal and are invited to arrive early for a VIP Reception beginning at 7:00 PM. VIP Tickets ($200) are available and will be located behind the tables. General Admission Tickets ($100) are available and will be located in a special section with accessible viewing of the runway.
On the Runway:
Tysons Galleria is the exclusive apparel sponsor for Fashioin for Paws. Over the years many retailers have participated, including:
7 for all Mankind • Adeler Jewelers • Ann Taylor • Anne Fontaine • Anthropologie • Aram • Basler • Betsey Johnson • Cartier • Cole-Haan • David Yurman • Ermenegildo Zenga • Intermix • Joe's • Karen Millen • Lacoste • Liljenquist & Beckstead • Lilly Pulitzer • MaxMara • Nicole Miller • Porsche Design • Ralph Lauren • Saks Fifth Avenue • Siqin • Tommy Bahama • Vilebrequin
Toka Salon & Day Spa
Hair and make-up provided by Toka Salon & Day Spa, one of the very top salon/spas in Washington, DC and up and coming salon on Madison Avenue, created by the world renowed stylist, Nuri Yurt.
In the fall of 2009, F4P launched as a year-round program based on the brand of annual spring Runway Show. Through an array of themed fringe events, product merchandising opportunities, corporate sponsorships, individual gifts, and social media, F4P continually raises funds for WHS. All program initiatives serve as a platform to build up to the main event – the annual spring Runway Show based in Washington, DC.
*Sponsors and retailers are continuously updated.