For every luxurious high-end gown that comes out of the Malvar=Stewart studio in Columbus, there's an in-depth answer to the go-to red carpet question, "Who are you wearing?" But it's one that goes far beyond the name Celeste Malvar-Stewart, the designer behind this eco-friendly atelier.

Depending on the piece, the answer could be RayRay, Poppy or Bart – the names of some of the alpacas, Angora goats, and Lincoln Longwool sheep from which Celeste sources the fibers that go into her couture creations. She gets to know the animals personally, and they are the inspiration behind many of her creations, which also include ready-to-wear pieces and home décor.