Fashion Rule Breakers: Style And Sustainability Go Hand In Hand At Vaute Couture, The First-Ever All-Vegan Apparel Line

Dubbed "the rebel of Fashion Week," Vaute Couture is taking prisoners — and making them look fabulous.

Fashion Rule Breakers is an original A Plus Lifestyle series: Each month, we profile a fashion designer, model, organization, or icon who is a fashion rule breaker — someone who acts outside mainstream industry standards to make a positive difference.

Last week, A Plus spent the day talking to Leanne Mai-Ly Hilgart, the founder and designer of Vaute Couture, the first all-vegan apparel line, at its flagship store in New York. Since being dubbed "the rebel of Fashion Week" by CNN at its 2013 NYFW debut, Vaute has only grown to become a go-to destination for not only vegan and sustainable, but absolutely beautiful clothes. 

Hilgart showed us nothing goes better with high fashion than compassion — for animals, the environment, and, of course, the humans who make and wear it. 

Tour Vaute Couture's flagship store with A Plus and learn how easy it is to add compassion to your closet in our full Facebook Live interview: