‘Cats Are So Fashion’: Glamour’s Cat-Crazy Party

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"Cats are so fashion. Think about it. They're sleek, they're kind of chic. They're not giving it away. You gotta work for it a little bit, you know what I mean?" Bill Wackermann, publishing director of Glamour, was explaining the logic behind the Glamour Cat Fashion Concept Store, a pop-up downtown retailer dedicated to "the cat trend," as embodied by Choupette Lagerfeld and Glamour's Opening Ceremony cat sweater collaboration. Last night, the store hosted a party for Glamour's "35 Under 35 in Fashion List." People wore cat ears.

"I'm into that quote," Wackermann continued, gesturing to a sign on the wall, "'Women and cats do what they want, and men and dogs should just get used to it.'"

Inside the Glamour Cat Fashion Concept Store.

"The cat thing is such a huge cult," noted Glamour fashion director Anne Christensen, who has a cat named Sylvia and wore cat ears to the party. "I'm a huge cat person."

"Respect the cat!" Glamour editor Cindi Leive crooned. "Seriously. Cats are not a trend, they are a permanent aspect of society. Look at Egypt." She went on to bash dogs for being "sloppy and slobbery. I understand they're cute in a frat-boy endearing way, but cats have intelligence, poise, and grace. I'm team cat all the way."

Cat hats.

Jewelry designer Eddie Borgo recalled a black cat from his childhood named Sabbath. Maria Cornejo, who owns two cats, cooed at the cat hats on display. Only accessories designer Rebecca Minkoff dared speak against cats. "I'm a dog person," she confessed.