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Jane Larkworthy’s pithy writing has made the W magazine beauty director one of the most influential voices in the business in print and online. Now her pet poodle, Remy, is becoming a social-media star, too. On a whim last Halloween, Larkworthy clad the pooch in a vintage leopard-print coat accessorized with a matching hat and Yves Saint Laurent handbag; she posted the resulting photo on Twitter, where she has 18,000 followers and counting. Remy has since become a modeling sensation, sporting everything from a gold lamé Miu Miu coat to a Canada Goose down jacket as a nod to the Polar Vortex. “She doesn’t get up for less than 10 biscuits a day now,” quips Larkworthy, who describes the dog’s style as similar to her own. “She has a very strong Sixties bent, but she also favors modern classics from Jil Sander, Dries Van Noten and Maria Cornejo.” [Cornejo designed the matching coats the duo is wearing here.] As for Remy’s modeling prowess, well, let’s just say she’s developed her own style. “She’s not the most expressive,” Larkworthy acknowledges, “yet when she looks at you, it speaks volumes.”
This story first appeared in the May 9, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.