Bow-WOW! Park Slope goes to the dogs at Freddy’s Doggy Fashion Show
A four-legged version of the Pontiff was just one of the splendidly costumed dogs at the Fourth Annual Doggy Fashion Show at Freddy’s Bar in Park Slope on Saturday.
Fans packed around the red-carpet entrance to the cat walk, erected conveniently in front of the iconic dive bar and cheered on their favorite canines as they strutted their stuff.
Formalwear including tuxedos, gowns and pearls, while more casual pups dressed imaginatively — there was a skate board rider, a cowdog, a shark and Little Red Riding Hood and other fictional figures.
The fashion show was part of the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID’s Park Slope Summer Strolls, which turn a stretch of Fifth Avenue from 12th to 18th streets into a giant block party, with ping pong, vintage cars, rock climbing and more.
Freddy’s judges awarded the first-prize “Xena” trophy to Moose, a golden doodle who was dressed as a surgeon in a blue gown and cap.
Proceeds from beer sales at Freddy’s during the fashion show and after-party, where entertainment was provided by Tony Award-winning actor Michael Cerveris and his band, were donated to the Sean Casey Animal Rescue located at 153 East Third St.