Karen B. London
Print|Email|Text Size: ||
Recycled Canine Couture
High fashion for dogs

Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Chanel and Burberry are all sources of material for Anastasia Torres-Gil’s creations. She designs high fashion for dogs using items from her own closet or from thrift stores, sticking to the motto, “If I wouldn’t wear it myself, I wouldn’t put it on a dog.” Her company is called My Favorite Couture.

Torres-Gil is amused by seeing dogs wearing fancy items, such as a Louis Vuitton handbag that has been redesigned into a pillbox hat. Her creativity involves designing, painting, and accessorizing clothing for dogs. Twenty-five percent of her sales are donated to a local SPCA.

What’s your reaction to dogs dressed in this way?


Karen B. London, PhD, is a Bark columnist and a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of serious behavior problems in the domestic dog.

More From The Bark

Karen B. London
Karen B. London
Karen B. London
More in Karen B. London:
Helping Fearful Dogs Handle Visitors
Dogs in Obituaries
Runaway Dogs
Confrontations with Coyotes
See the Dog, Not the Story
Socialization Outside the Household
A Dog Named Glacier
Your Dog’s Look
New Dog Photo Shoot
Too Much for a Young Puppy