The Newport Restoration Foundation will host Rough Point mansion's fourth annual Fashion Show of Canine Couture on Sept. 13. The program will feature Aquidneck Island four-legged canine fashionistas and their human companions dressed by Bellevue Avenue boutiques. Inspired by Doris Duke’s love for dogs, the event is sponsored by Newport pet boutique Wag Nation and Newport Fed. Proceeds from the event benefit the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) and the Potter League for Animals.
The grounds and exhibit galleries at Rough Point open at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13; the fashion show begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 per person (children under 12 are free) and includes entrance to the exhibit, Passport to the World: Doris Duke the International Traveler. Rain date is Sept. 14.
“We are thrilled to be hosting this program for the fourth year. The Doggy Fashion Show has been a fun and engaging way to bring the community together in support of great causes that were close to Miss Duke’s heart, the Potter League and NRF,” said Lisa Dady, Director of Education and Programs for NRF. “This year you will see the dog and human models walking the runway with international flair, which ties back to the exhibit’s travel theme.”
Attendees are invited to bring their own canine companion to see the show and enjoy Rough Point’s sweeping views. All dogs must be on a leash; dog waste bags will be provided. There will be treats for both humans and dogs and a cash bar, with a special appearance by Jonathan Pogash, the Cocktail Guru. And guests can also see a special dog training demonstration – Loose Leash Walking – by Potter League experts.