January 15, 2021

The Algonquin Hotel Hosts Annual Cat Fashion Show

At the Algonquin Hotel’s fashion show on Thursday afternoon, the scene in the lobby was downright chaotic. A horde of girl scouts were buzzing about, guests sporting cat ears and feline prints were trying to talk their way backstage, and others were descending upon the catered spread in a feeding frenzy.
Meanwhile, backstage, the models were calm as can be — some were even taking the opportunity to catch a nap preshow.
“This little guy is Rory. It’s his first time,” said Siobhan Moore, gesturing toward her red classic tabby Persian. “His sister was supposed to be here, but she had kittens. So she kind of got out of it.” Luckily, Rory had another sibling to show him the ropes; his brother Aidan is an eight-year veteran. Together, the pair were dressed as “The King & I.”
The hotel’s annual cat fashion show is a fund-raiser for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. This year’s theme was Tony award-winning musicals, and the evening featured Broadway performances — including one from “Cats” naturally — as well as cats dressed to represent a range of musicals. Sumi was sporting a feathered Tricorne, resting in a ship-shaped box to evoke the spirit of “Les Miserables”; another

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