Karen LeFrak will be celebrating the publication of her new children’s book, Best in Show, at Ralph Lauren’s gorgeous new limestone mansion,  888 Madison, home to the Glamour of Women and Home Collection, on Monday, March 7, from 6-8pm.  The book features beautiful illustrations by Andrew Day enhancing the wonderful tale (no pun intended) about showing and breeding champion poodles!  Karen breeds and shows champion poodles, including two-time Westminster Non-Sporting Group winner Ch Ale Kai Mikimoto on Fifth, better known as Miki. Karen is donating her proceeds from the sales of Best in Show to the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation and Take the Lead.  With a touch of spring in the air, we picked a paler palette and found these neutral knit dresses from Ralph Lauren. If you find yourself questioning what size to order, we find that when buying knits it is best to order one size up and have the dresses taken in, rather than have a clingy dress. We polished off our look with leather accessories and a crocodile bag to carry your pooch in style complete with a doggy trench-coat to match!  We promise you that you and your four-legged friend will win best in show with this look.

Left to Right: Silk Cable Open-Front Cardigan and Dress ($655), Python Cartridge Bag ($3,795), Arcadian Croc-Embossed Clutch ($268), Alligator Cuff (on SALE $699), Jacey Python Peep-Toe Pump ($895), Crocodile Dog Carrier ($18,000), Dog Belted Trench ($125), Stretch Cashmere Overlap Dress ($995)

About the Author: Among her many and varied interests Karen LeFrak breeds and shows champion champion standard poodles with the expert guidance and mentoring of Wendell Sammet. She is proud of their illustrious show dog Ch. Ale Kai Mikimoto on Fifth who earned two consecutive group wins at Westminster and Best of Breed at the Poodle Club of America. “Miki” retired from competition as America’s number one standard poodle with eighty-eight Best in Show titles to his name. He has sired nearly 80 champions and Best in Show winners to date. True to her philanthropic spirit, Karen donates her proceeds from her books to such causes as the New York Philharmonic, the American Ballet Theatre, the New York City Ballet, the AKC Canine Health Foundation, and Take the Lead. For more information about Karen please see KarenLefrak.com

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