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The AKC Museum of the Dog is pleased to announce the opening of their new exhibit “Fashionable Dogs”, which will run from September 7th, 2023, through December 31st, 2023. This exciting exhibition is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Over centuries specific breeds of dog have gone in and out of fashion, accentuating trends from nobility to the runway. Through paintings, fashion photography, and accessories this exhibition chronicles the rise and fall of dogs in fashion. Fashionable Dogs tracks the arc of popularity of several breeds through recent history, diving deep into breeds such as the Borzoi, Greyhound, Poodle, Pekingese, Japanese Chin, French Bulldog, and Great Dane.

“Since the museum returned to New York, I have always wanted to do something around Fashion Week,” said Alan Fausel, Curator of the AKC Museum of the Dog. “It was great fun to explore the many points of interaction between the dog and fashion world and we found a few delightful surprises along the way.”

Members of the AKC Museum of the Dog and invited guests are welcome to attend the opening reception for Fashionable Dogs on Wednesday, September 6th from 6pm-8pm. There will be a press preview on Friday, September 8th from 9am – 11am

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