BARKinistas Unleashed: Meet the Designers

virginia armstrong

Virginia Armstrong

Gone to the Dogs Couture creates elegant custom apparel for the chic four-legged fashionista.  Share you special occasions with your furry friend.   She can now be a beautifully attired as you.  If you are walking down the aisle on your wedding day or down the red carpet on that special night, let Gone to the Dogs Couture design a gorgeous gown or ensemble for your companion.

Gone to the Dogs Couture was founded in 2011 and Virginia is now available for private design consultations.

Where: (currently under construction)

The founder and designer, Virginia Armstrong, is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and worked on Seventh Avenue in better missy and high-end firms before starting her own custom design business for bridal and special occasion wear.  In addition to many private clients, she also sold to the bridal salon at Henri Bendel.  After several detours along the way, Virginia has returned to custom couture design, but now for the four-legged set- combining her life-long love for animals and fashion.

Experience in the Pet Product Design and Marketing Professional certificate program:
I discovered the Pet Product Design and Marketing program by pure and happy coincidence when I was visiting F.I.T. for a quilt show last year.  I enrolled immediately and have enjoyed all of the faculty, courses, and fellow students.  Just as in my first experience at F.I.T. many years ago, I have learned richly from the accomplished faculty and have made many wonderful life-long friends.  Although I have completed the certificate program, I plan to return to take advantage of additional courses.


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