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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Washington DC - Humane Rescue Alliance: Celebrity Stylist Carson Kressley to Serve as Master of Ceremonies for 11th Annual Fashion for Paws Event

DC’s Top Fashion Event and Runway Show takes place on Saturday, April 8th at Grand Hyatt Washington

All Proceeds Benefit the Animals of the Humane Rescue Alliance. 

Washington, DC – Television personality and celebrity designer Carson Kressley will take the stage as master of ceremonies for the Fashion for Paws 11th Annual Runway Show on Saturday, April 8th at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. Kressley will welcome guests and kick off the runway show which includes fundraising ambassadors who will be wearing apparel from the area’s hottest retailers as they grace the Fashion for Paws catwalk. Joining Kressley and the models on the runway will be their lovable dogs wearing the latest designer doggie couture, all to benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance. Tickets and tables are on sale now at

Kressley, the Emmy award winning star of Queer Eye and former contestant on Dancing with the Stars was only recently eliminated during the 2017 season of The New Celebrity Apprentice. An animal lover, Kressley can’t wait to take part in DC’s top fashion event.

“I am absolutely thrilled to take part in Fashion for Paws!” said Kressley. “This event combines fashion AND raising money for homeless animals and I can’t think of a better combination. I’m looking forward to coming to DC and getting this party started!”

A one-of-a-kind Washington tradition returns as the Fashion for Paws 11th Annual Runway Show takes place Saturday, April 8th at 8 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Washington. The Fashion for Paws Runway Show is a nationally acclaimed, one-of-a-kind luxury brand event that has raised more than $4 million since its inaugural event in 2007. The money raised by Fashion for Paws goes directly to the programs that benefit the homeless animals cared for by the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA). HRA serves more than 60,000 animals each year. 

The illustrious models walking the Fashion for Paws runway must raise a minimum of $3,000 for HRA to have the opportunity to participate, with many escorting their fashionably dressed dog down the runway. The event features an awards presentation to honor Fashion for Paws’ top fundraiser, who will claim the title of "Model Washingtonian of the Year." First and second runners-up will also be honored on the runway. The winners will be chosen based on total amount of funds raised in a friendly fundraising competition in the 12 weeks leading up to the event.

Get an up close and personal view of the runway action by purchasing VIP tickets and tables for Fashion for Paws. VIP tables range from $3,000 to $6,000, with a very limited number of special $10,000 tables located right next to the runway. Table guests are served a three-course meal and are invited to arrive early for a VIP Reception beginning at 7 p.m. VIP tickets are available for $200 and general admission tickets can be purchased for $100. Visit for more information.

Sponsors for the Fashion for Paws 11th Annual Runway Show include Audi USA, Design Foundry, Linder Global Events, Trunk Club, Northern Virginia Real Estate, Inc., Anytime K9, Maryland Sound, Quince Imaging, and John Farr Lighting. Clothing provided by Aram, Arc’teryx, Katya Avdeev Couture, Lilly Pulitzer, Lynn/Louisa, Paul Stuart, Studio D’Maxsi, Undeniable Boutique, and Zadig & Voltaire. Dog clothing is provided by Anthony Rubio Designs, Emily Abril, and Mallory DeBenedetto. Hair and make up for the event provided by PR at Partners.

Don’t miss DC’s most fabulous night! Participants are actively fundraising right now to help us raise over $500,000 by April 8. With your help we can reach this goal. Purchase tickets, tables, or a sponsorship today

About the Humane Rescue Alliance: 
The Humane Rescue Alliance (formerly the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League) has protected and served the animals of the community for more than 145 years and serves more than 60,000 animals annually. The broad range of programs offered include: rescue and adoption, humane law enforcement, low-cost veterinary services, animal care and control, behavior and training, spay-neuter services, humane education, and many others. The organization is dedicated to ensuring the safety and welfare of all animals, bringing people and animals together, and working with all communities to support these relationships. HRA is based in Washington, DC, the only major urban area in the country that has all of its animal protection programs and services unified in one organization, making the Humane Rescue Alliance a model for the nation.


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