Feline fashion on the runway

It combined two facets of life that entrance many – fashion and cats.

It was a cat fashion show at New York’s Algonquin Hotel on August 2.

The event is a fundraiser for the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, which helps support more than 150 animal shelters and rescues in New York.

Star of the annual feline fashion extravaganza was the hotel’s 12th resident cat, a ginger male with a suitably impressive name, Hamlet VIII.

Hamlet VIII made his party debut this year, perched in his treehouse at the front desk, strutting for guests in a sparkly silver bow tie.

Organisers said more than $10,000 was expected to be raised, fueled in part by $75-a-pop ticket sales and a silent auction.

International Cat Day is celebrated on August 8, every year. It was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.