An animal rights activist since she was 8 years old, and a beautiful friend to GGA, Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart of VAUTE talks about her her mission as the first 100% vegan fashion label to show during fashion week;
Hilagart started her outerwear line in 2008 with the quest to develop the perfect winter dress coat that could withstand the harsh cold weather of the Mid West, and still be conscientious of animals, the earth, and people. The Vaute coat line has attracted an international following for her the outerwear line including both a vegan and non vegan celeb following that includes Alicia Silverstone, Zooey and Emily Deschanel, Ginnifer Goodwin, Felicity Huffman, Jennifer Love Hewitt.
As a pioneer in sustainable and ethical fashion development, VAUTE by Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart presented her first ready-to-wear Autumn/Winter 2013 collection along with her whimsical outerwear line during NYFW at Eyebeam, sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States.
VAUTE is available onlilne at www.vautecouture.com and at her flagship store at 234 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 in Williamsburg.
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