Isaac Mizrahi and Betsey Johnson Among Designers Contributing to Pet Collar Auction, Hosting Selection Leaves Us Confused


By Steve Delahoyde Comment


To end this writer’s day on a fun/funny note, we ran across this press release from the North Shore Animal League America, who are gearing up for an upcoming benefit in New York next Thursday the 5th to raise money for their pet rescue/adoption/awareness efforts. The event is called the Fourth Annual DogCatemy Celebrity Gala and will feature an auction of pet collars created by famous designers, from Isaac Mizrahi to Betsey Johnson. Since we’re animal lovers (proof of that here), we were happy about the whole thing while skimming the release, until we ran across this bit about the event itself:

Hosted by award-winning journalist, author and host of Fox News Channel’s Geraldo at Large, Geraldo Rivera

Geraldo? Really? That’s who they got to host the event? Wasn’t there someone else around New York somewhere who might be a better fit? The gala’s website says Rivera got his golden retriever from their shelter, which is great, and he’s certainly a personable guy, but don’t 90% of Americans also find him pretty off-putting? And let’s remember that John O’Hurley lives just up the coast, in Maine. He’s the best part of the annual dog show at Thanksgiving. He wasn’t free? Anyway, while we continue to struggle with our curiosity, here’s a bit about all the designers involved with the auction:

…the gala features a truly unique auction. It showcases an array of one-of-a-kind pet collars created by some of the most illustrious names in the design, fashion and jewelry worlds. Bidders have the opportunity to dress their animals in collars created by designers including Betsey Johnson, Nicole Miller, Isaac Mizrahi, Byron Lars, Stephen Dweck, Lela Rose, Alexis Bittar, Carmen Marc Valvo, Yigal Azrouel, Anna Sui, Christie Brinkley, Marc Bouwer, Lela Rose, Colette Malouf and many more.