On May 4th at SIR Stage 37 in New York, celebrities, fashion elite, and media gathered to celebrate the future of fashion at Fashion Loves Animals hosted by and benefiting Farm Sanctuary. The event also honored VAUTE Couture President and Creative Director Leanne, Mai-ly Hilgart, who has been hailed “the rebel of Fashion Week” by CNN.
The evening started off with cocktails and vegan food created by Jay Asafa which was accompanied by music by DJ Princess Superstar. The main highlight, the runway show, featured some of the hottest labels in vegan fashion including Love is Mighty, Brave GentleMan, and Matt & Nat. Hilgart was actually the first to showcase an all-vegan label at New York Fashion Week with her Vaute Couture brand.
After the show, an action was held where guests were able to bid on prizes such as VAUTE Couture pieces, a gift basket by the Body Shop, and the opportunity to have Chef Jay Astafa visit your home to cook for you and friends. All the proceeds went to the Farm Sanctuary and their amazing efforts to rescue and protect animals.
It was a very inspiring evening to see guests come together for a common cause and to hear the motivating speech by Hilgart regarding the launch of her already successful VAUTE Couture line. The future of fashion is quite exciting.
Photos: Farm Sanctuary Media Relations via Max Gordon Photography