Last Thursday, blizzard conditions blasted the U.S. Northeast causing travel delays and cancelled flights in and around New York City. No worries. Not even a snowstorm and snarled commutes was going to stop hundreds of tenacious style-savvy dogs and their peeps from attending the 14th annual New York Fashion Show, presented by TropiClean at the Hotel Pennsylvania.

It was a benefit for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals – this year’s theme “Global Couture for Animal Rescue.” And a showstopper it was! Models wore spectacular style de mode costumes on the catwalk, each representing different countries. Pet Fashion designers Ada Nieves, Anthony Rubio, Ninoska Viggiano and other high-end enthusiasts handcrafted the outfits worn by cats, dogs, humans and a lizard.

“Everyone loves fashion,” says chairman Gregg Oehler. “And in our own way, by having models walk the runway with rescue pets, we hope to change the public perception–whether it’s a mutt or full breed rescue.”

As Kathleen Hulser, the public historian of the New-York Historical Society told the New York Times: “The city is also the world capital of canine and kitty couture – indeed, of all pet fashion.”

We concur.

Photo: Rich Johnson.  (L) Chairman Gregg Oehler, Miguel Garcia, Venus and(R) Loren Morrissey

NY1News Arts & Culture Reporter Stephanie Simon Claffey and Actress Rachel Grant. Photo: NYPetFashionShow/Mayor’s Alliance

Photo:Rich Johnson. Anthony Rubio, and Model Briella

Photo:Rick Johnson.(L) Summer Strand, April Moon and (R)Kevin Uguarte,  Princess

Photo:Rich Johnson. (L) Amy, Chad, Brook Cox, Polly, Pearl, Paco Penelope

Photo:Rich Johnson. Miguel Garica

Photo:Rich Johnson. Buttercup and Baxter

Photo:NYPetFashionShow/Mayor’s Alliance

Photo:NYPetFashionShow/Mayor’s Alliance

Photo:NYPetFashionShow/Mayor’s Alliance

Photo:NYPetFashionShow / Mayor’s Alliance

Photo:Rich Johnson. Zee-Zee

Photo:NYPetFashionShow/Mayor’s Alliance. ChiuNg

Photo: Rich Johnson. Gerty

Photo:NYPetFashionShow/Mayor’s Alliance. Miguel Garcia