Models and booking agents at Models Direct have noticed that the pet modelling phenomenon we have referred to so often over the last few weeks is continuing to grow. Yet another well-loved pet has recently been spotted taking part in a high profile fashion shoot by members of the Models Direct team.
You may remember our article ‘Kirsten Korhani’s Piglet Pet Models Steal The Show At Toronto Fashion Week‘ which reported on micro-piglets featured on catwalks at Toronto shows. Also, ‘Are Pet Models Becoming The New Supermodels?’ where we discussed the new trend around the use of pet models in photographic shoots, and the cute pups that photographer Emily Shur had gathered together in order to create a Paper Mag editorial named ‘Dog Days’ – models on this shoot were photographed interacting with pooches while working the latest Jean Paul Gaultier designs.
This time our hearts have been stolen by a beautiful, yellow eyed, black and white cat, who has appeared with the incredibly successful and stunning model Arizona Muse in this May’s edition of Vogue.
The purrfect pair showcase some gorgeous bags and clothing in a six-page ‘Cat’s Meow’ editorial and the mystery cat model gets a chance to prove that his, or her, look is as versatile as Arizona’s by posing for a number of different images. The fabulous feline is photographed on an ottoman, under a table, peeking out from the seat of a chair and in our favourite pic, where it stares wide-eyed into the camera with one paw on Arizona’s lap.
The shoot was styled by contributing editor Elissa Santisi – who obviously knows how hot pet models are right now – and Arizona’s styling is also absolutely on point. We love the tribal, graphic prints she’s wearing in the photographs, that range from clashing brights to black and whites, with more than a nod to 80s style.
Additional stars in the shoot are the animal inspired handbags, featured in tiger, zebra and leopard print designs. The tagline reads: ‘The wildest bags for urban prowling take cues from the animal kingdom, from spots to stripes to scales.’ The images were taken by Raymond Meier.