Last year, a friend of mine showed me a picture of a cat wearing a wig. At first, I have to admit that I couldn’t believe it! After a good laugh, I then discover that dressing up your pet was actually a new trend. Even the Huffington Post recently published an article called ” Dogs wearing pantyhose: Owners put tights on their canines in China“!
“Glamourpuss, the enchanting world of kitty wigs”, July Jackson and Jill Johnson, 2009
Slidshare published on the webpage of the Huffington Post, 04 May 2013.
It is not something new as painters and illustrators have always been interested in the relationship between human people and their pet. One example would be the drawer Louis Wain, well-known for his anthropomorphised large-eyed cats playing golf or smoking a cigar:
Cat with a Cigar, Louis Wain, 1905.
More recently, it seems that the increasing number of fashion blogs led bloggers to find new ideas and concepts in order to attract audience. The blog Menswear Dog, created by the New-Yorker Dave Fung at the beginning of the year, has already attracted more than 500’000 visitors. During a Saturday afternoon, Dave and his girlfriend decided to dress up their shiba inu Bodhi with Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, Gant, Prada and other stylish vintage clothes. According to Rosanna Casper, guest blogger for the Bridal Guide website, cats and dogs are also invited to suit up for special events such as weddings…
Pictures from the Meanswear Dog blog.
Pictures from Bridal Guide online.
Cat café in Tokyo, psychologists for cats and dogs, spas and TV channels dedicated to pets… when a new Pet fashion week?