SethAaron takes fashion to the beasts

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Vancouver designer and “Project Runway” winner SethAaron Henderson is known for creating fashion-forward women’s clothing, but he recently showed once again just how versatile he is.

Henderson, 39, designed outfits for a chicken, an alpaca and a pug for a fundraiser for the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program. It was his second time contributing to the benefit. Last year, he designed clothing for a llama and a rabbit.

This year, Henderson made a plum-colored wool capelet with ruffle detail for the chicken. The pug wore a white faux-leather jacket. The alpaca wore a denim jacket with spray-painted a copper brocade. The jacket had a quilted collar and zipped up the front. The alpaca also wore thigh-high, faux-alligator footless boots on its front legs.

“They were all fun to make,” said Henderson, an animal lover. “They all suited what they were for.”

Henderson also designed an outfit for one of the handlers, and another modeled a look from his fall 2011 ready-to-wear collection.

The event was on April 1 in Portland, and Henderson was there to see his human, canine, poultry and camelid models in action.

“It’s a lot of fun,” he said. “It’s a good cause and a lot of nice people.”