Cornelia Guest has been passionate about animals and nature since she was a child. Her passion is reflected in every aspect of her life including her philanthropy, animal activism, and business enterprises. Daughter of American fashion icon CZ Guest and polo champion Winston Frederick Churchill Guest, Cornelia has been able to use her media attention and professional contacts to support Humane Society of New York, and was named by Donna Karan as one of the Women Who Inspire.
Cornelia recently won the Fashion Group’s prestigious Rising Star Award for her line of cruelty-free bags. Her bags are available on her website, Bloomingdale’s and boutiques around the US. Along with the collection, she is also working on a line of jewelry, wallets and dog accessories. She was most recently the face of PETA’s I’d Rather Go Naked campaign, advocating against wearing fur. She also serves on the Mayoral appointed Grow NYC board. Cornelia has been a supporter for New Yorkers for Marriage Equality and in 2010 hosted their New York flagship event with Mayor Bloomberg.