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Algonquin Hotel’s cat fashion show is back with more adorable, costumed felines

What better way to celebrate a cat than with a fashion show? That’s what the Algonquin Hotel has been doing the past 10 years, and all with a good cause. The Times Square luxury hotel celebrates its furriest resident, Matilda III, each year with a party and a (literal) catwalk in its lobby.

The felines are dressed to the nines (lives) in the finest pet apparel, courtesy of animal fashion designer Ada Nieves. This year’s theme is “Through the Decades,” highlighting famous guests of the hotel and the Algonquin’s century-old history.

The goal of this adorably extravagant occasion? Raise $10,000 for the Alliance for NYC’s Animals. Attendees paid $50 to watch the cats strut their stuff, with proceeds going to the charity. The hotel is hoping to also raise money through an online silent auction, with prizes such as two tickets to “Cats” and a custom signed copy of “Matilda: The Algonquin Cat,” an upcoming children's book based on the hotel’s history with felines.

Enjoy the photos of the purr-fectly dressed cats, and take in the cuteness.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe is clearly having none of the
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Marilyn Monroe is clearly having none of the cameras. Classic diva behavior.

Hamlet

Hamlet decided to take a snooze during his
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Hamlet decided to take a snooze during his Shakespearean performance.

Joe D'MEWggio

Joe D'MEWggio is definitely ready to hit some
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Joe D'MEWggio is definitely ready to hit some home runs. Or take a major league cat nap.

Matilda III

Matilda III, the hotel's star, stopped by reception
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Matilda III, the hotel's star, stopped by reception to check out the cat-tacular occasion.

Midnight the millennial cat

Midnight is channeling a
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Midnight is channeling a "millennial" look. By his level of chill, we think he's spot on.

Al Hirschfeld

Is this caricaturist Al Hirschfeld or just an
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Is this caricaturist Al Hirschfeld or just an adorable cat dressed like him? We can't tell either.

My Fair Cat Lady

Princess Pussy Willow -- yes, that's her name
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Princess Pussy Willow -- yes, that's her name -- was gracefully held in front of cameras, posing in her "My Fair Lady" finest.

Michael Feinstein

Here's Cody channeling his inner Michael Feinstein --
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Here's Cody channeling his inner Michael Feinstein -- check out his talent on the keys! Purr-fect.

One of the Marx brothers?

Harpo the cat looks absolutely adorable in a
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Harpo the cat looks absolutely adorable in a Marx Brothers-inspired get-up.

Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker is looking paws-itively poetic in her
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Dorothy Parker is looking paws-itively poetic in her pink hat.

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