ANIMALS: Christmas on 57th Street

Just in time for the thoughtful gift buyer, a Manhattan store last week staged a fashion show for dogs. Solemn, patient hounds and other beasts of impeccable pedigree paraded the latest nonsense in trappings: an evening coat sprinkled with sequins (modeled by a French poodle), banker's grey herringbone coats for town, polo coats for the country. For delicate dogs, there was a red raincoat with matching hood to be worn with waterproof leather boots. Coats had a pocket, placed aft of amidships, for a handkerchief, of course. Hats included an item bedecked with pussy willows, another with a long...

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