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Collars & Coats Dogwalk, Beaufort Kennels Battersea

The world’s top designers are swapping the catwalk for the dogwalk for one night to help unwanted and abandoned dogs stride out in spectacular style for a truly unforgettable and must-see fashion event. Designers are preparing to dress the canine residents of the world-famous refuge by designing exclusive dog coats and accessories which will be auctioned off in aid of the charity.

At the Collars & Coats Gala Ball on Thursday, November 8, 2012, the dogs will swap their Battersea kennels for the dogwalk to model world-exclusive canine couture by an exquisite list of fashion designers. Guests at the event will have the first opportunity to bid on the one-off pieces of fashion history.

Henry Holland, one of the designers involved says: “I am extremely proud to support the dogwalk, I have always been a dog lover and this initiative is such a brilliant way to use fashion as a way of highlighting such a great cause.”

Designing dog coats and canine accessories for Battersea are:
Giles Deacon, Ben De Lisi, Faberge, Jeremy Hackett, Henry Holland, Stephen Jones, Derek Lawlor, Julien Macdonald, Stella McCartney, Mulberry, Jenny Packham, Gareth Pugh, Trevor Pickett, Zandra Rhodes, Philip Treacy, Matthew Williamson, and Vivienne Westwood.

The event continues with international supermodel David Gandy leading the canine fashion pack for a fundraising event all about celebrating Battersea dogs. Battersea’s first Ambassador will partner with leading fashion journalist and stylist Hilary Alexander to present the designs at the Gala Ball taking place at Battersea Evolution.

Claire Horton, Chief Executive of Battersea says: “This will be the most wonderful and unique fashion fundraiser and we know our dogs will really enjoy it. It’s incredible to be working with such world-class talent and we’re immensely grateful to everyone who is supporting our dogs and our cats through this collaboration.”

Battersea’s star-studded Collars & Coats Gala Ball is now in its fourth year and this year’s spectacular event will be hosted by Paul O’ Grady MBE and Amanda Holden. Every ticket brought will help give thousands of dogs and cats a second chance in life.


GC Privé Concierge Members: For more information, VIP options and ticket reservations contact your dedicated lifestyle manager.


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