Hayden Panettiere, young star of NBC’s hit series Heroes, joined a posse of television personalities and several equally telegenic canines on the runway for Paws for Style on Monday night, all in the name of raising money for the Humane Society of New York. Yes, the show was for the dogsâ€”literally. All funds raised during the evening (standing-room tickets were $100; tables prices were $2,500 to $5,000) will go toward helping the Society find homes for abandoned mutts (and cats and other creatures, too).
Modeling fashions by designers from Heatherette to Dolce & Gabbana were Doug Wilson of Trading Spaces; the Today show’s Janice Huff; Catherine Crier of Court TV; Miss Teen U.S.A., Katie Blair; Animal Planet‘s Annemarie Lucas; actress Stella Keitel; Lorenzo Borghese of Rome and The Bachelor; Law and Order: SVU‘s Richard Belzer; Kika Sumpter of One Life to Live; What Not to Wear‘s Stacy London; actress Christy Scott Cashman; and Alexandra Chando of As the World Turns.
Most of the fashions on show during the star-studded night are now available for bidding on eBay. (The auction closes on June 21.) For exclusive video of the event, straight from my blog, New York Insider, see below.