Fashion designer Hayley Elsaesser's clothes have been worn by Miley Cyrus, Alessia Cara, and Katy Perry. She told Couturesque about how she got to where she is.
Video & Interview | Tia Elisabeth Glista
Assistants | Rika Mpogazi, Clio Ryan, Amanta Selmanoska
Special thanks to Cvtting Board Studios, Toronto.
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