Fashion for Paws 2013 (video)

Washington, DC (April 18, 2013) – On April 13, more than seventy Washington notables and their dogs modeled the season’s hottest styles by the retailers of Tysons Galleria during the 7th Annual 2013 Fashion for Paws runway show at the National Building Museum. E! News Now anchor and E! News correspondent Ashlan Gorse returned to host one of the city’s most eagerly-anticipated events, the proceeds of which benefit the Washington Humane Society. More than 1,700 guests attended the event, which raised nearly $700,000.

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Sponsor Syzygy Event International, Design Cuisine, Atmosphere and Edge Floral Event Designers donated more than $420,000 in technical, design and culinary amenities that transformed the National Building Museum into blowout runway wonderland. Tysons Galleria luxury retailers and Toka Salon & Day Spa styled the human models, while Wagtime provided complementary couture for over 65 canine counterparts.

Special guests Congressmen Jim Moran (D-Virginia) and John Campbell (R-California) were on-hand to receive the 2013 Humane Hero Award, which recognizes individuals who have displayed a passion for animal welfare.

Human models each raised at least $5,000 to secure coveted spots alongside the District’s most stylish canines dressed by WagtimeSyzygy Event International’s sleek and fresh design reinvented the space and the round runway provided ample room for two- and four-legged models to sit, stay and pose.

Event co-chairs Denise DurginDr. Katy NelsonTommy McFlySusan Ostrowski, and Charlotte Pineda, joined Master of Ceremonies Pamela Sorensen for the event. The top fundraiser Susan Ostrowski raised $37,000, followed by Melinda Griffith at $24,000 and Dr. Ashley Gallagher at $17,900.

For more information and a full list of 2013 models, committee members and sponsors please visit:

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