HOLLYWOOD--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jill Milan®, a provider of luxury fashion and accessories, today announced Academy Award-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld carried the brand’s Disc Clutch to the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday.
“Hailee looked wonderful Sunday night, and the Disc Clutch was a great complement to her Stella McCartney jumpsuit,” said Jill Fraser, founder and CEO of Jill Milan. “The Disc Clutch’s clean look went well with the lines of the rest of her outfit.” Ms. Steinfeld was styled for Sunday’s event by celebrity stylist Karla Welch.
Ms. Steinfeld’s performance in the film “True Grit” as Mattie Ross, a role for which she competed with 15,000 other candidates, earned her a nomination in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role at the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011. She previously carried Jill Milan to a Vanity Fair Oscar party.
The Disc Clutch Ms. Steinfeld carried is entirely handmade in Florence, Italy, of fully recyclable Italian stainless steel, and the logo serves as the clutch’s latch. All Jill Milan products are free of animal-based materials such as leather, fur and wool – Ms. Fraser, who is a longtime vegan and supporter of animal welfare initiatives, was inspired to found Jill Milan because she was unable to find high-quality, luxury handbags that were not made of leather or other animal-based materials. Jill Milan was named Vegan Business of the Year by Vegans Are Cool.
Jill Milan appears frequently on the red carpets of Hollywood, New York and Europe. Among the celebrities who carry Jill Milan are Academy Award winners Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence, who carried Jill Milan to multiple premieres for their films. Other actresses and singers who have carried Jill Milan for red-carpet appearances include Joanne Frogatt of “Downton Abbey”; Amy Poehler, who carried Jill Milan when she was both nominee and presenter for the Emmy Awards; Rashida Jones of the NBC series “Parks and Recreation”; Kerry Washington of ABC’s “Scandal”; Carrie Underwood, who carried the Jill Milan 450 Sutter Clutch to the American Music Awards; and Miranda Lambert, who carried the Jill Milan Art Deco Clutch to the American Country Music Awards when she won for “Female Vocalist of the Year,” “Album of the Year” and “Song of The Year.”
Jill Milan handbags have drawn growing attention from influential fashion media. W Magazine has covered Jill Milan in multiple issues, recognizing the Octagon Clutch and Art Deco Clutch in its “Most Wanted” feature, and The Zoe Report recognized the Newbury Street Portfolio for its ability “to go from the office to cocktail hour.”
About Jill Milan
Jill Milan is a luxury provider of cruelty-free handbags, apparel and fashion accessories. Made of exquisite materials, Jill Milan handbags are crafted in Italy by artisans who have created handbags and accessories for some of Europe’s best known fashion houses. All Jill Milan products are free of animal-derived materials, and the company contributes to animal-welfare organizations. Jill Milan, founded by Jill Fraser and Milan Lazich, is the only luxury handbag line entirely free of animal-derived materials which regularly appears on Hollywood’s red carpets. Visit Jill Milan on the Web and follow Jill Milan on Facebook.
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