Fashion For Paws 2012

by Sophie Pyle · April 17, 2012

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    Saturday night was the fashion event of the year in Washington--the sixth annual Fashion for Paws runway show, which benefited the Washington Humane Society. The event, put on by Sygyzy events at the National Building Museum, has ballooned from its first years and blew away their initial goal of $625,000 with a total of over $700,000 raised. Ashlan Gorse from E! hosted the event, while Pamela Sorensen emceed. Marie Osmond melted the hearts of the 1,700 guests by adopting an adorable rescue pup, and named it George after her late father.

    The models, which included socials and animal lovers like Lindsey BeckerMatt BronczekTiffany CarterAva DeylamiJulie DonaldsonKaitlyn FerraraLindsey FongBrendan Kownacki, Tommy McFly, Miss Maryland Nana MeriwetherCandace OurismanRina ShahAshley Taylor, and Scott Thuman had to raise a minimum of $5,000 to walk the catwalk (dogwalk?) with pups, and were dressed in looks courtesy Tysons Galleria shops like Betsy Johnson and Nicole Miller, with makeup done by Bride Makeover. Nikki Burdine was the top fundraiser with almost $50,000 raised. Local heartthrob (and grandson of Jacques Cousteau) Philippe Cousteau shocked the crowd when he walked down the runway hand-in-hand with Ashlan. Yup, they're dating!

    [Nikki Burdine] [Lindsey Becker]

    [Philippe Cousteau, Ashlan Gorse]

    [DJ Seyhan hams it up at the after the runway show] [Jason Kampf, Pamela Sorensen]

    [John Paul Hamilton, Amanda Jones]

    [Ava Deylami]