Cat lovers gathered at New York's historic Algonquin Hotel for a purr-fectly lovely evening on Aug. 7, 2013.
"Cats in Fashion," a charity event to benefit pet welfare organization Bideawee featured feline models sporting custom outfits created by pet fashion designer Ada Nieves. The pieces featured in the collection had a literary theme, inspired by the Algonquin's history as a meeting place for writers.
In this photo, Ferrara the cat models a dress inspired by the Beatrix Potter story "The Sly Old Cat" while sipping from her "tea" cup.
Tigger Frewert plays it cool in his outfit, inspired by the writings of Mark Twain.
Daisy, a 2-year-old Sphinx, looked regal in her taffeta ensemble inspired by "The Cat Who Came for Christmas," by Cleveland Armory.
Thirteen-year-old R2D2 was bewitching in her costume inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's "The Black Cat."
Ferrara's outfit was hand-painted with scenes from "The Sly Old Cat," about a feline host who invites a mouse to tea.
A tired Aodhan, a 5-year-old persian, takes a cat nap while the audience admired her accessories.
"Q" looked positively regal in his Hemingway-inspired cap and coat.
Holistic cat behaviorist Layla Morgan Wilde gives Reiki treatments to Daisy to ease her pre-show jitters.
Milo, a 1-year-old adopted domestic short hair, hangs out with his outfit inspired by T.S. Eliot's "Old Possums Book of Practical Cats," later adapted for the stage as the musical "Cats."
Ferrara strikes a pose while an enthusiastic attendee takes her picture.
Tensions flew at times, between "Q" and R2D2.
Milo the cat's shirt featured hand-painted illustrations of the "Jellicle Cats" from the long-running musical "Cats."
With all that heat and excitement, a nap was in order for Niall, a 10-month-old Himalayan.
R2D2 snuck "backstage" for a short break.
Ferrara shows off her sparkly hat.
Cats weren't the only ones sporting feline fashion.
"Q" models his jaunty cap, inspired by the Sea Captain that presented Hemingway his cats in Key West, according to the legend.
R2D2 is camera shy as she prepares for the show.
Exhaustion set in toward the end of the night, as Ferrara grew tired of looking fabulous.
Aodhan makes even the simplest cat nap look glamorous.
"Q", who hails from Toronto, turned 13 years old this month.
Daisy was also tuckered out by all the excitement.
Though dressed for a part, Aodhan was too tired to socialize.
Cat siblings Aodhan and Niall rocked the "fluffy chic" look.
R2D2 rests in her stretch sequin and faux-fur ensemble.
Aodhan attempts to hide her identity with this feathered and bejeweled mask.