This year, from March 18th to the 25th, the 12th annual Fashion Week El Paseo™, the largest fashion event on the West Coast, lights up Coachella Valley. Top designers—some known globally and some local, emerging designers—are on hand to showcase their latest designs, drawing more than 13,000 spectators to the week-long event. Among the star-studded line-up of designers holding exciting runway and trunk shows is Olga Yuditsky, with her unique and edgy dog fashion line, Orostani Couture. Canine fashion show Le Chien Masquerade Party, held on Sunday, March 19th and hosted by Palm Springs Life Magazine, is again a top draw at this premier fashion event.
Benefiting the Humane Society of the Desert, Le Chien Masquerade Party features puppies and hounds accompanying fashion models on the runway. For 55 years, the Humane Society of the Desert has given thousands of animals a second chance at life, and proceeds from this fashion show help support their efforts in a big way. While some of the show’s participants are professional models, walking with trained dogs, “Some of the dogs on the runway are actually the fashion models’ own pets,” says Susan Stein, creative producer/director of the event. “Also walking the runway this year are ten of our donors and their own beloved dogs.”
Held in The Harsch Investment Properties Tent at The Gardens on El Paseo in Palm Desert, more than 500 people gather to admire the fashions of the featured designer, Orostani Couture. Preceding the fashion show are cocktails, a silent auction, music and entertainment. The show’s finale includes a live auction with extravagant and lavish items up for bid, as well as one lucky dog that will go home with the highest bidder with the biggest heart.
Le Chien fashion show grows increasingly popular each year, as more and more dog owners make it a practice to outfit their canine companions for both style and function. And it would seem that the sky’s the limit on the choices for chic pet fashion trends.
Check out all the fun events at Fashion Week El Paseo™, the premier West Coast fashion event of the season, sponsored by El Paseo Jewelers. In addition to the Le Chien Masquerade Party, this week-long extravaganza includes a fashion show with Michael Costello and Project Runway designers; The Best of Saks Fifth Avenue designer runway show; From El Paseo to Everywhere, a fashion show featuring looks from 10 boutiques on El Paseo; and the 2017 Fashion Week Finale fashion show with designer, CD Greene.
For pet lovers and fashionistas alike, Fashion Week El Paseo™ has something for everyone.
Visit fashionweekelpaseo.com for tickets and reservations.