Women’s lifestyle magazine ELYSIAN brought the fur and fun to the Runway 7 stage at New York Fashion Week with CatWalk FurBaby by ELYSIAN, a fashion show to benefit animal charities including BISSELL Pet Foundation,  a national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending pet homelessness.

The fashion presentation was attended by a bevy of VIP faces, including NYFW Founder Fern Mallis, Merci Dupre Clothier Founder Dr. Christina Rahm, Philanthropist and BISSELL Pet Foundation Founder Cathy Bissell, Best Selling Author and Speak for Life Founder Alveda King, Season 2 Love is Blind Star Danielle Ruhl and Model and Actress Carol Alt. Also in attendance were Jeanette Nuñez, the Lieutenant Governor of Florida, Boxing Legend Evander Holyfield, Billboard Recording Artist Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, and Actress and Screenwriter Caron Abercrombie


NYFW 2023 | Catwalk Furbaby | F/W 2023 Sony Hall | Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Runway 7

Created by ELYSIAN in collaboration with BISSELL Pet Foundation, Runway 7, SohoMuse, and The Elysian Investments Group, LLC., CatWalk FurBaby by ELYSIAN included looks from 20 individual designers, each of whom collaborated with fashion models and four-legged fur babies to showcase cutting-edge fashion ensembles and raise awareness and philanthropic support for animal welfare. 

Designers that took part in CatWalk FurBaby by ELYSIAN included CFDA Designer Malan BretonGina Roberts, Nicole Miller, Marc Bouwer, Christina Rahm, Gloria Lee, Karen Caldwell, Victor De Souza

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