“The Vampire Diaries” Stars Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto to Host H-Couture 2012
It was recently announced that Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto, stars of the hit CW series, “The Vampire Diaries,” will be hosts at this year’s Humane Society of the United States’ H-Couture 2012. The fashion show is set to debut on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at a private Brentwood estate.
The H-Couture 2012 celebrates fashion forward style that is designed NOT to be harmful to animals. The show will feature the latest in designer menswear as well as womenswear for conscious living.
Wesley expressed excitement for the upcoming fashion show stating,
“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.”
DeVitto echoed his sentiments and added,
“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 H-Couture 2012 event takes fur from the runway and puts compassionate style in it’s forefront. The show will showcase several lead designers in the field of humane fashion such as John Bartlett, Victoria Bartlett, Marc Bouwer, Kimberly Ovitz and Charlotte Ronson, who count among their celebrity clients Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Blake Lively, Kirsten Dunst, Madonna, David Bowie, Kate Moss, Halle Berry, Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman, and many others.
In addition to co-hosting H-Couture 2012, husband and wife Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto are helping The HSUS launch the event-related No Fur Pin campaign, which invites fellow celebrities to make the pledge not to wear animal fur.
Proceeds from the event will benefit The HSUS’s Fur-Free Campaign and the Hollywood Outreach program. The HSUS’s Fur-Free Campaign works with designers, retailers and fashion students to encourage the use of alternatives to animal fur. It also has publicly exposed major retailers selling animal fur as faux, and most recently revealed domestic dog fur being sold in the U.S.
Beverly Kaskey, senior director of The HSUS’s Hollywood Outreach program, expressed excitmenet for the event and this year’s hosts.
“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.”
H-Couture 2012 is made possible in part by: Creative Artists Agency, Diva Rocker Glam, The Patron Spirits Co., Infusion Event Design & Fine Catering, Four Paws and A Tail, Jane Cosmetics, Warren-Tricomi, VoCe Haircare and Zaki Rose.