I asked my friend and fellow book cover designer, John, to write up a little press release about his rescue pug’s big win this past weekend at costume contest in Fort Tryon Park. From John:
“Tommy and I are the proud dads of this year’s winner of the Best Homemade Costume and Best in Show awards at the Fort Tryon Park Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade and Costume Contest! Mamma Biscuit brought down the dog house with her take on Anna Wintour.
“A tough old bitch, Mamma has seen it all: she is a puppy mill rescue who spent seven years of her life caged indoors and was forced to produce over 100 puppies against her will. Curly Tail Pug Rescue came to her aid, rehabilitated her through foster care and found her a forever home with us.
“As Anna Wintour, Mamma has seen every hemline, knit and dress from Paris to Milan and beyond, and has her paw in every working designer’s studio, from Westwood and McQueen to Chanel and Galliano. She knows exactly what her canine followers are looking for and delivers it up in the most influential canine fashion magazine to ever grace a newsstand: Dogue!
“Despite having a terrible hair day (note to Betsey Johnson), Mamma was decked out in Chanel with a Louis Vuitton handbag and carried the “Black and White” September issue of Dogue. An amused crowd quickly fell silent with Mamma’s critical yet high fashion stare, and were all left compelled to vote her the winner of the contest! As I carried Mamma up to receive her CFDA award…errr I mean, Best in Show award…I informed the crowd that like Anna Wintour, she too needs to be carried (note to Tim Gunn), although Mamma could work two pairs of Monolos better than Anna could ever work a simple sneaker!”
Photos by John Vairo Jr. // Dogue photos by Tim Flach