Stylish Kitties Look Catwalk-Ready in Fashion Cats

Fashion Cats, Takako Iwasa's New Book, Shows Cats in Clothes
Courtesy of Vice Books

updated 08/10/2011 at 05:00 PM EDT

originally published 08/10/2011 06:00PM

Can you imagine putting clothes on a cat? It sounds impossible (and dangerous!), but cat couturier Takako Iwasa has mastered the art.

For years, Iwasa (known to her fans as Cat Prin, Tailor of a Cat), has shown off and sold her unique feline fashions online. Now, with the help of Vice Books, Iwasa's work has been immortalized in book form in the just-released Fashion Cats.

Stylish Kitties Look Catwalk-Ready in Fashion Cats| Cats, Pet Style

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The book features 60 of Iwasa's designs, or haute "cature" pieces, which are expertly modeled by her two very well-behaved cats, Princess Prin and Prince Kotaro. It also includes a ton of other treats for Cat Prin fans, like bios on Iwasa, Prin and Kotaro; Vice magazine's original 2008 interview with Iwasa; special text from the cats themselves; a diary by Iwasa; and projects for the budding cat fashion designer.





"Everyone was going crazy for the book," says Vice associate editor Ellis Jones, who co-edited Fashion Cats. "Cute cats dressed up and they're looking at the camera so seriously. It's so cute, it's almost absurd."

Fashion Cats is on sale now in stores and online.



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