Carolina Herrera Revives the Poodle Print Skirt

The veteran fashion designer's pre-Fall 2012 collection features two delightful dog-themed ensembles.
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In the 1950s, stylin’ teens wore poodle skirts, decorated with likenesses of fluffy dogs stitched right onto the fabric. Today, stylin’ grownups can wear the ultimate haute update on the poodle skirt, thanks to fashion designer Carolina Herrera.

The eternally elegant designer, still a knockout at 71, is renowned for dressing the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Renee Zellweger. She’s also a devoted dog lover. How devoted? Herrera recently teased her pre-Fall 2012 collection with two bone-chic ensembles — literally! Showcased now at her boutique on New York City’s Madison Avenue, they are destined to delight Dogster readers.

Both feature the whimsically sketched likeness of Gaspar, Herrera’s beloved poodle who comes to work with her every day. The blue skirt (at left in the photo) features Gaspar’s image applique’d onto the fabric — it looks super-sharp paired with that crisp, white shirt — while the dress (right) is fashioned of “Gaspar Print” silk.

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