Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto of The Vampire Diaries & Pretty Little Liars set to host HSUS’s H-Couture

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By James MacLean

Actors Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto to Host The Humane Society of the United States’ HCouture 2012 Fashion Show

Los Angeles (Aug. 9, 2012) – Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto, stars of the hit CW series “The Vampire Diaries,” will serve as hosts of The Humane Society of the United States’ H‐Couture 2012. The fashion show will debut on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at a private

Brentwood estate. Celebrating fashion forward style, designed not to be harmful to animals, H‐Couture 2012 will showcase the latest in designer menswear and women’s wear for 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,” says Wesley.

DeVitto adds, “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.”

This new fashion event takes fur off the runway and puts compassionate style in its place, featuring several leading designers in 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 and Torrey 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 H‐Couture 2012 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.

“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,” says Beverly Kaskey,

senior director of The HSUS’s Hollywood Outreach program. The HSUS’s Hollywood Outreach program is dedicated to promoting animal advocacy through the entertainment media and popular culture in the quest for a more humane society.

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.

Follow H‐Couture 2012 on Twitter #HCouture.

 

Actors Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto to Host
The Humane Society of the United States’ H‐Couture 2012 Fashion Show
Los Angeles (Aug. 9, 2012) – Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto, stars of the hit CW series
“The Vampire Diaries,” will serve as hosts of The Humane Society of the United States’
H‐Couture 2012. The fashion show will debut on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at a private
Brentwood estate. Celebrating fashion forward style, designed not to be harmful to
animals, H‐Couture 2012 will showcase the latest in designer menswear and
womenswear for 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,” says Wesley.
DeVitto adds, “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.”
This new fashion event takes fur off the runway and puts compassionate style in its
place, featuring several leading designers in 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 and Torrey 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 H‐Couture 2012 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.
“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,” says Beverly Kaskey,
senior director of The HSUS’s Hollywood Outreach program.
The HSUS’s Hollywood Outreach program is dedicated to promoting animal advocacy
through the entertainment media and popular culture in the quest for a more humane
society.
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.
Follow H‐Couture 2012 on Twitter #HCouture.
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Media Contact: Sue Blackmore: 310 440 0600, sue@hsushollywood.org
Follow The HSUS on Twitter. See our work for animals on your Apple or Android device
by searching for our “HumaneTV” app.
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection
organization — backed by 11 million Americans, or one of every 28. For more than a
half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through
advocacy, education and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting
cruelty — On the Web at humanesociety.org.

James MacLean

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