The kitty looks quite self-possessed above in a practice round before the Tracy Reese show on Sunday at New York’s Lincoln Center.
The cat was apparently there as part of a partnership between designer Tracy Reese and pet food brand Purina ONE — the brand is launching a new line of cat foods as well as an initiative promoting leash training.
“As a designer, I draw inspiration from everything around me, including cats,” said Reese in a statement. “I loved the idea of incorporating cats into the runway show; cats have a lot of energy, which was the perfect complement to the models and my new line.”
A rep for Purina ONE said the cat’s name was Lily, and she was the very first cat to appear on the runway at New York Fashion Week.
Here in the show itself she looks like she might be freaking out a little. She is definitely not smizing.
Lily poses on her own.
Lily with Tracy Reese (left).