WHAT: Veteran singer, actress, author and TV show host MARIE OSMOND is the Honorary Chairwoman of the 6th annual Fashion for Paws® Runway Show event that is designed by Syzygy Events International, the largest fashion fundraising event in the Washington, D.C. area with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Washington Humane Society. In just 9 weeks, Fashion for Paws has raised more than $650,000 so far! Osmond is joined by numerous other celebrity guests including E! News’ ASHLAN GORSE (who hosts the puppy-studded event), explorer, social entrepreneur and environmental advocate, PHILLIPE COUSTEAU  as well as area personalities and animal lovers for an evening of fashion from top designers from Tysons Galleria including Elie Tahari, Nicole Miller, Betsey Johnson, Vineyard Vines and even doggie couture by Wagtime LLC.

WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 2012
At 7:00 p.m. the Benefactors reception for sponsors, VIP’s and table buyers begins and at 8:00 p.m. all other guests arrive. The event ends at midnight.  Best fashion show photo opportunity/visuals at 8:30 PM. This year, there are three designated media pits, two next to the runway and one on the second floor overlooking the runway. During the program/fashion show from 9:15-10:00 p.m. all MEDIA must be within the roped off media pits, no media is allowed to be floating in the table section in front of the runway. 

WHERE: National Building Museum
401 F Street NW / Washington, D.C. 20001

Thank you to our F4P Runway Show Sponsors: Syzygy Event Productions, Digital Lightning, Design Cuisine, Audi, Danaher, Nave & Associates, Moet Imperial, Jefferson Hotel, bisnow media corp, Kim Crawford Wines, Centurion Group DC, Cherry Blossom Events, Mars Foundation, SVEDKA Vodka, UBSPrivate Wealth Management/Will Finnerty, Edge Floral Event Designers, Georgetown Cupcake, Washington Fine Properties/Nelson Marban, ABC7-WJLA, Alliance Interactive, Fresh FM, Tysons Galleria, Toka Salon & Spa, The Aba Agency, Qatar Airways, Reston Limousine, Teatro Goldoni, Bride Makeover, RNDC, Cities Restaurant, Onomonomedia, PamelasPunch, Wagtime, Thiero & Associates LLC, Moshe Zusman Photography, THE Artist Agency, FIDM, George, Atlantic Valet, Pink Berry, Pretzel Crisps, Love Pops, Professional Bartending School, CA Indoor, Renu Med Spa, My Truck Buddy, Uber.  


For more information and a full list of 2012 models, committee members and sponsors please visit: and click on the Annual Runway Show and/or call or e-mail the media contact above.


Fashion for Paws® (F4P) benefiting the Washington Humane Society (WHS) began in 2007 with the first spring Runway Show raising $1.5 million dollars so far. In the fall of 2009 building off of the brand already created through the annual spring Runway Show, Fashion for Paws launched into a year round program, raising funds all year long through an array of themed fringe events, product merchandising, corporate sponsorships, individual gifts, and social marketing/new media, in addition to the annual Runway Show based in Washington, DC.


WHS, the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the United States, has been the Washington, DC area’s leading voice for animals since 1870. As the only open-access shelter in the Nation’s Capital, WHS provides comfort and care to nearly 30,000 animals each year through its broad range of programs and services including sheltering, adoption, spay and neuter, CatNiPP, humane law enforcement, lost and found, human–animal therapy programs and humane education in city schools. Visit: for more info on WHS.


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