Fashion Pets: Meet our Favorite Designers' Four-Legged Furry Friends

People love pets-- and designers are no exception. With all the constant crazy talk happening in the fashion world, who wouldn't want a verbally challenged companion? It's easy to understand what makes pets so appealing to the fash pack: No amount of cross-breeding could produce a canine or kitten with the ability to question, "What's going on with John Galliano? Is Kim the new Gwyneth? And those wigs at Chanel... why??" They may shed fur all over your best black suit, but they’ll also still love you regardless of what Anna Wintour thinks of your F/W collection. The late Alexander McQueen famously left his three beloved dogs the extremely generous (though probably under-appreciated) postmortem gift of £50,000. And while it's safe to say that not all designers would go so far as to supply their pets with a year's salary, it's clear that their animal friends hold a dear place in their hearts.
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People love pets-- and designers are no exception. With all the constant crazy talk happening in the fashion world, who wouldn't want a verbally challenged companion? It's easy to understand what makes pets so appealing to the fash pack: No amount of cross-breeding could produce a canine or kitten with the ability to question, "What's going on with John Galliano? Is Kim the new Gwyneth? And those wigs at Chanel... why??" They may shed fur all over your best black suit, but they’ll also still love you regardless of what Anna Wintour thinks of your F/W collection. The late Alexander McQueen famously left his three beloved dogs the extremely generous (though probably under-appreciated) postmortem gift of £50,000. And while it's safe to say that not all designers would go so far as to supply their pets with a year's salary, it's clear that their animal friends hold a dear place in their hearts.
Roberto loves him some monkeys. Photo: Twitter

Roberto loves him some monkeys. Photo: Twitter

People love pets-- and designers are no exception. With all the constant crazy talk happening in the fashion world, who wouldn't want a verbally challenged companion? It's easy to understand what makes pets so appealing to the fash pack: No amount of cross-breeding could produce a canine or kitten with the ability to question, "What's going on with John Galliano? Is Kim the new Gwyneth? And those wigs at Chanel... why??" They may shed fur all over your best black suit, but they’ll also still love you regardless of what Anna Wintour thinks of your F/W collection.

The late Alexander McQueen famously left his three beloved dogs the extremely generous (though probably under-appreciated) postmortem gift of £50,000. And while it's safe to say that not all designers would go so far as to supply their pets with a year's salary, it's clear that their animal friends hold a dear place in their hearts. Earlier today, Roberto Cavalli tweeted a picture of his newest feathered addition-- a pet bird, not a fluffy coat. Jason Wu's cats have inspired his designs. Victoria Beckham's bulldog made headlines for her fancy manicures, and Tom Ford's pooches landed the roles of a lifetime (in dog years, of course) in an Oscar nominated film.

Take a look at some of fashion's most privileged pooches, pussies, and parrots-- If only some of that Bush's Baked Beans magic would rub off on some of these petties!