The Algonquin Hotel’s Cat Fashion Show Is Paw-sitively Purrfect


Fashion shows are fun, but there’s nothing at all more purrrfect than a kitty fashion show.

On Thursday night, the Algonquin Hotel in New York City hosted its Annual Celebration and Cat Fashion Show. The Tony-themed show highlighted a performance from the Broadway cast of Felines and a few furry creatures walking down the runway in creations from Ada Nieves, an animal fashion designer.

Some designs have inspiration by “The Sound of Music,” “Les Miserables,” and “Cabaret,” but that wasn’t even the best part. Three lucky felines were followed at the event, and the $12,000 proceeds raised from solution sales and a silent public sale will benefit the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Pets.

Take a look at some of the fabulous cats that strutted their factors at the function:


The hotel itself is famous for its connection to felines, especially because of the renowned Algonquin cat. As the story goes, a stray cat wandered into the hotel sometime in the 1920s in search of food and water and ended up sticking around. The hotel has kept a dog around since then, with a total of 11 cats-in-residence.

At Thursday’s show, the Algonquin introduced its 12th hotel kitty, named Hamlet. Regarding to Gothamist, Hamlet will soon dominate duties for a cat named Matilda, who is retiring after seven years. Fur-real.