Now, the Fashion Institute of Technology, which offers a professional certificate program in pet product design and marketing, is stocking classrooms with dog dressmaker forms from tiny to huge, said Joan Volpe, managing coordinator of the school whose graduates include Calvin Klein, Norma Kamali and Michael Kors.Try telling a Chesapeake Bay retriever that he needs a raincoat. He is a raincoat.
As bigger dogs grew in popularity, the industry responded.
"Every dog today needs boots. Every dog needs a raincoat. Every dog needs a sweater," she said.