New York Pet Fashion Show: Dogs wow in futuristic space fashion

Three dogs sat in a spaceship and a dog wearing a crazy outfit and sunglasses
Welcome, aliens (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)

Dogs are perfect, so there’s no way they could surpass their own perfection, right? Wrong.

New York pooches are a different breed altogether. Canines of all shapes and sizes rocked their finest couture as they descended upon the 17th annual New York Pet Fashion show yesterday (6 February).

Hosted by International Veterinary Science, this year’s theme was ‘World Couture for Animal Rescue’, which many people interpreted as futuristic fashion, with pups decked head-to-toe in space gear.

Some people took inspiration from movies, with a Men in Black dog making an appearance, alongside aliens with googly eyes and Stormtroopers. Two pooches even brought their own UFO to hang out in, while another dog had a NASA-themed spaceship, complete with a red carpet (the first dog on the moon, we bet). The event also included three runway shows: Sci-Fi Couture: 2020 A Space Odyssey, Haute Couture: High Fashion for Animal Rescue and Best in Show.

OK, enough from us. Here are the fantastically fashionable hounds:

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A dog owner holds his dog dressed up for a show at the 17th annual New York Pet Fashion Show
The moon has never looked so good (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A dog and a pig, dressed up for a show, interact at the 17th annual New York Pet Fashion Show
When you mix space, a pig and a pooch (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A cute dog wearing blue sunglasses sticks out his tongue to the camera
The coolest canine at the event (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A dog is dressed in a blue dress with a wide skirt for the 17th annual New York Pet Fashion Show
Channelling her inner ballerina (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A dog dressed in a white mask and costume including a large white skirt for the 17th annual New York Pet Fashion Show
OK we need a mask too now (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A dog dressed in costume for the 17th annual New York Pet Fashion Show
More Shakespeare than space (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A dog dressed in a silver sparkling outfit
‘I am your alien queen, worship me’ (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A dog standing on a red carpet coming out from a makeshift Nasa space ship at the New York Pet Fashion Show
If Neil Armstrong was a dog (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
An adorable dog wearing a pink lace dress and a pink flower on her head
A true queen (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A dog dressed wearing glasses and dressed in costume waits backstage for the 17th annual New York Pet Fashion Show
Is this Azealia Bank’s dog? (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A close-up of a chihuahua wearing a gown and sparkling crown at the New York Pet Fashion Show
Some dogs are just better than others (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A pooch in a pink burlesque-ish dress
Time for a beard cut? (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A dog wearing sunglasses that say 'cinderbelly 212'
So good, we featured her twice (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
Close-up of a pooch wearing a futuristic green outfit with eyes on the top
If this is what aliens look like, we’re cool with it (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
Two dogs sat in a stroller wearing fabulous outfits in pink and blue at the New York Pet Fashion Show
Aliens catching a ride (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A pig wearing a pink dress
There was also the odd pig at the party (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A dog wearing a silver outfit, looking like an alien at the New York Fashion Show
We bow down to this beauty (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A person in a futuristic outfit holding their dog in a matching outfit at the New York Pets Fashion Show
If you’re not matching outfits, are you even friends? (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
Someone wearing a stormtrooper outfit and holding two dogs in matching outfits at the New York Pet Fashion Show
Baby pooch Stormtroopers (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
Two dogs wearing a gown and suit at the New York Pet Fashion Show
‘It’s couture, darling’ (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A turtle wearing a flower and feathers at the New York Pet Fashion Show
The occasional turtle also made an appearance (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A dog wearing a green outfit at the New York Pet Fashion Show
The aliens are here (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A dog wearing a Men in Black outfit, with sunglasses and a sign that says 'Alien agent'
About time they recruited a pooch (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
Two dogs sitting in a makeshift spaceship
‘We are here to take you away, humans’ (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A dog wearing a cape with planets on it
Does this cape come in human size? (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A close-up of a dog sticking his tongue out at the New York Pet Fashion Show
He knows he looks good (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A person dressed like in a futuristic, alien-like outfit pushing a stroller with several dogs in it ,in matching outfits
Mama alien with her fur babies (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP)
Two dogs on the red carpet at New York Pet Fashion Show
When two divas meet on the red carpet (Picture: REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs)
A woman fixes a sparkling decoration on a dog at the 17th annual New York Pet Fashion Show
Finishing touches for this babe (Picture: Reuters/Caitlin Ochs)

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Three women wearing space outfits and holding dogs
The humans did pretty well at the futuristic fashion too (Picture: Reuters/Caitlin Ochs)
Two cute white dogs sitting in a pink bag
We can’t handle this cuteness (Picture: Reuters/Caitlin Ochs)
A woman holds a dog dressed in neon light
Does the outfit include batteries? (Picture: Reuters/Caitlin Ochs)
A dog sits in a toy car at the 17th annual New York Pet Fashion Show
Cruisin’ onto the runway like… (Picture: Reuters/Caithlin Ochs)
A woman holds dog at the 17th annual New York Pet Fashion Show
The after party must’ve been wild (Picture: Reuters/Caithlin Ochs)
A woman holds a chihuahua named April Moon
We stan (Picture: Reuters/Caithlin Ochs)

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