Gallery: Gabby Wild Dons Animal-Inspired Outfits to Highlight Endangered S...

Photos by Ken Kawamoto and Eddie Colelli

Gabby Wild has animal magnetism in spades. That's because the Cornell veterinary student helms "12 in 12 for 12," a fundraising campaign that promotes wildlife conservation though fashion. For each month in 2012, Wild—her real name is Gabriela Wagner—will wear an original design inspired by a critically endangered species (and nothing else). Participating designers include several Project Runway alums, sustainable apparel label EarthTec, and trashion artist Luis Valenzuela. "I'm not the voice for the animals, as some can really be quite loud," she insists. "Rather I'm just their interpreter, translating their messages into human tongue."

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