A coffee table book that offers dog lovers more than just portraits of dogs. Couture Dogs of New York takes the reader on a voyeuristic journey into the New York 'Doggie World' showing them dogs at home with their owners, dogs dressed to kill out and about at events around the city, and dogs in couture outfits posing in studio like fashion modelsA full color photography book that is beautifully designed and packaged with the idea that it sits on a coffee table to be enjoyed. As such, it would make a great gift for any dog loverThe text offers insight into the lifestyle and the motivations of these doggie 'moms and dads' who spend hundreds of dollars to dress up their 'fur children'Dog owners who are interested in buying clothes for their dogs will get much insight into the important doggie designers in New York City from this bookFeatures an introduction essay by Nadine Rubin Nathan, and Q & A's with dog owners as well as dog couturiers Photographer Paul Nathan has documented New York's best-dressed dogs, their owners, and the couturiers who design their made-to-order outfits. While socializing with the four-legged, Nathan attended "pawties", "puptials", and "barkmitzvahs". He photographed married dogs who get around in yellow cabs wearing matching outfits and visited the homes of doggie moms and dads with walk-in closets for their "fur children" filled with enough designer outfits to rival any New York fashionista. And finally he chose fifteen of the most fashionable dogs to invite to his studio along with their favorite couture outfits to pose for this book. The result is a giddily glamorous romp through New York's Doggie World where the city's most fashionable mutts get dressed to the nines even for a walk around the block.