ALLIANCE —  Luxuriating in feathered headpiece and bustled sequined-trimmed gown, Eva stretches out for a quick cat nap.

The chocolate Cornish Rex is one of Kathy and Kaitlyn Prichard's Fashionista Cats. She and two other cats spent Friday modeling outfits at the Feline Historical Museum in Alliance.

The Pritchards operate Kaylee's Cornish Rex, a cattery in Spotsylvania, Va. The mother and daughter travel to shows around the country with their clowder of pedigree cats. The Fashionistas are always a big hit.

"People want to take selfies. Lots of selfies," said Kathy Pritchard.

The cats visited downtown Alliance on their way to Parma for the Cleveland Persian Society's 100th anniversary show. Pritchard prepared historical outfits for the occasion, including ten Victorian dresses.

Prtichard has about 200 cat outfits, not including hats and accessories, and travels with about 30 to 40 dresses. She designs or alters many of the garments herself and also purchase pieces from around the world.

On Friday, guests snapped photos and videos as the Pritchards whisked the cats into different outfits, including an ivory wedding gown, a pink dress edged in vintage lace and a houndstooth number inspired by Jackie Kennedy.

"I think it's great. I've never seen anything quite like this before," laughed Christen Cheuvront of Alliance, who came to the museum with her grandma. "I definitely think it's interesting."

The museum, part of the Cat Fanciers' Association Foundation, tries to bring in pedigree cats to introduce guests to different breeds, said Director Karen Lawrence. "And this is something nobody's ever seen around here."

Lawrence noted that her own cat wouldn't tolerate being dressed up and posed, but the Fashionistas excel in it.

"These cats are perfectly well trained. They stay. They pose. They're in their element," she said.

Some of that is temperament.

The Cornish Rex breed is known for being friendly, affectionate and playful, Pritchard said. "They're the best of both worlds ... Your cat and dog rolled up in one."

Eva and sister, Zsa Zsa, are around 1 1/2 years old and have been wearing outfits for nearly the entire lives. Mother Gia, 4, has been a model since she was about 7 months old.

The cats are accustomed to modeling, though they can have their moments.

"We don't push them. They're cats," Pritchard said. "That's why I have three. If one acts up, one gets put away."