When it comes down to it, cats and haute couture models are not so different. They're elegant, poised, clawed, and uniquely skilled in the subtle art of not falling over. There's a reason they call a catwalk a catwalk. That said, it should come as no surprise that the breakout star at Istanbul's Vakko ESMOD International haute preview last week was not a long-legged Kate Moss type, but rather, a stray feline with a handsome grey coat (Cat Moss, if you will).
The mangy cat -- an uninvited newcomer to the scene -- plopped itself in the center of the runway mid-way through the show, shamelessly cleaning itself while models donning winter coats and fitted pant suits paraded past, paying no mind to the feline in spite of its attempts to play. Apparently disturbed by the lack of attention, the bold cat in question then proceeded to strut down the full length of the runway before striking a pose, head held high, nonchalantly out-walking the well-trained models trailing behind.