Paul Wesley and his wife Torrey DeVitto will be showing their animal love by hosting the 2012 Humane Society of the United States’ first H-Couture show.
The fashion forward event celebrates the idea of not harming animals, especially in the making of clothing. Designer menswear and womenswear will be showcased offering a new perspective to conscious living.
“We are excited to be hosting the first ever H-Couture event on behalf of The Humane Society of the United States because we both support events that promote compassion for animals,” Wesley said.
DeVitto also commented, “Fashion should be fun, and I don’t see how wearing animal fur can be anything other than cruel and unnecessary. This event will show that anyone can be fashion-conscious without animals having to pay the price.”
The HSUS event promotes anti-fur by taking fur off the runway and showing off sustainable, cruelty-free designs made by John Bartlett, Victoria Bartlett, Marc Bouwer, Kimberly Ovitz and Charlotte Ronson. These famous designers have worked with Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Oprah Winfrey and Madonna, to name a few.
In addition to the fashion show, Wesley and DeVitto are helping launch the event-related No Fur Pin campaign, which invites and encourages other celebs to pledge not to wear fur.
It’s no secret that the married duo, who are also stars on “The Vampire Diaries,” are animal advocates. In April, DeVitto spoke out on behalf of PETA against the use of fur and the importance of animal adoption.
Proceeds will help out HSUS’s Fur-Free Campaign, which encourages the use of cruelty free designs, and the Hollywood Outreach program, which promotes animal advocacy through entertainment.
“We’re delighted that Paul and Torrey are on board for our first major fashion event. Designers and their celebrity clients are key to setting new trends that can affect societal values, and supporting fur-free fashion can help prevent the suffering and save the lives of millions of both wild caught and captive-bred animals,” Beverly Kaskey, senior director of The HSUS’s Hollywood Outreach program, said.
The animal fashion show is on Sept. 22 at a private Brentwood estate in California.
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