Someone, somewhere, is pulling a sparkly sweatshirt adorned with kittens over their head, likely at this very moment, and thank goodness for that. Animals appearing on our adornments is a tradition that stretches back for thousands of years, and we carry this sweet sartorial thing forward each time we reach in our drawer for our puppy-bedecked pajamas.
But animals and fashion have other tales -- tails, even? -- to tell.
For sure, we dress up our pets come Halloween, and come practically any other day of the year, too, but clothing can support creature-sweet causes dear to all of us, from sales of t-shirts supporting a preserve to clothing drives where the funds help a local cat rescue.
What to do, where to go and what to see
Fashion show, too, lend a fancy show -- or hoof or paw, if you prefer. The Animal History Museum, "the first museum dedicated to understanding and celebrating the human-animal bond," is already hosting a bevy of events though it brick-and-mortar LA County-based museum is still in the works.
"Inspire: An evening of compassionate couture to benefit the Animal History Museum" struts on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the W Hotel in Hollywood, and while the humans'll be on the catwalks, bet that cats, and other beasties of all stripes and whiskers, will be the night's main focus.
"(S)ome of the leading cruelty-free designers" will see their work featured during the evening, which includes a plant-based buffet, a silent auction, and sips to go with the general swankiness.
A sneak peek at the museum's first exhibit'll be up for view, too.