April 29, 2024

Pet Fashion Designed Anthony Rubio to Host First ‘Pet Gala’ at AKC Museum of the Dog

The AKC Museum of the Dog has announced that Anthony Rubio, pet couturier and women’s wear designer, will host his inaugural “Pet Gala” at the AKC Museum of the Dog on Monday, May 20. Tickets are available now!

Occurring three weeks after the Met Gala, the Pet Gala will feature re-creations of looks from this year’s event but designed for canines. The Pet Gala will include the iconic staircase red carpet, a runway show inside the Museum and sit-down dinner.

“Having borne witness to the stunning fashions of the Met Gala for decades, it was instantly clear that the AKC Museum of the Dog is the only suitable home for Anthony Rubio’s Pet Gala,” said Christopher Bromson, Executive Director of the AKC Museum of the Dog. “Just like the Met, the Museum boasts one of the world’s most impressive collections of dog art. On May 20, it will be the steps of the AKC Museum of the Dog that brim with glamour, where breathtaking pieces will wind their way through our gallery. Together, we’ll celebrate these creations for what they truly are: art.”

Born and raised in New York City, Rubio has been in the fashion industry for 20 years and has been re-creating looks from the Met Gala for dogs for more than a decade. His most famous re-creations include looks worn by Salma Hayek, Cardi B, Rihanna, Pedro Pascal and much more. His designs have been featured in PEOPLE Magazine, Hola Magazine, The Daily Mail and on Inside Edition and Access Hollywood. He is also a passionate advocate for animals.

“The designers for The Met Gala have months to create their looks for celebrities to shine on the red carpet. I have two weeks to recreate them and for dogs,” said Rubio. “When I design for my Fashion Week runway shows, it’s all my aesthetic. For The Pet Gala, I have to figure out how to translate garments worn by humans onto our four-legged stars. Humans can suffer for their fashion but dogs will not. Their comfort and safety is my top priority.”

To purchase tickets for the event, click here.

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