JPG x SIDACTION

“Of every way to dress, it’s latex I like best!”

The struggle against AIDS is inextricably linked to the career and life of Jean Paul Gaultier. For more than 30 years, he has been using his fame, his fashion and his fun-loving personality to fight the virus, particularly in collaboration with Sidaction and his friend Line Renaud. Their combat is based on fund-raising for research; assistance to people living with HIV; access to healthcare; and support to associations dedicated to prevention, information and awareness, as well as to battling discrimination. In 2020, Jean Paul Gaultier became the new ambassador of Sidaction. 

“Of every way to dress, it’s latex I like best!”

The struggle against AIDS is inextricably linked to the career and life of Jean Paul Gaultier. For more than 30 years, he has been using his fame, his fashion and his fun-loving personality to fight the virus, particularly in collaboration with Sidaction and his friend Line Renaud. Their combat is based on fund-raising for research; assistance to people living with HIV; access to healthcare; and support to associations dedicated to prevention, information and awareness, as well as to battling discrimination. In 2020, Jean Paul Gaultier became the new ambassador of Sidaction. 

“When Line Renaud suggested that I should be ambassador, it immediately made sense to me. Fighting AIDS is personal for me; it’s a cause close to my heart. I want to take this opportunity to address young people and try to raise their awareness.” - Jean Paul Gaultier

SAFE SEX FOREVER

Fashion for Sidaction

For Sidaction, Jean Paul Gaultier led a combat in his own image: festive and creative. To raise funds, he designed limited editions of accessories that are as statement-making as they are fun: a sailor mask with an ultra-plump pout in 2020, a pair of Safe Sex Forever socks in 2021.

Even though there is still no vaccine, there are reasons to hope that the HIV epidemic will be under control by 2030. In order for that to happen, research needs more support than ever, and access to prevention, treatment and information must be facilitated. 

For more information on Sidaction and to make a donation: sidaction.org

Undetectable = Untransmittable

Today, the House of Gaultier continues to actively combat the illness as well as discrimination against people living with it. In 2021, the model Yassin Chekkouh was chosen to be one of the spokesmodels for the new Ready-to-Wear capsule collection Les Marins. For this collaboration, the brand gave him the floor for a long video where he shares his experience as the target of serophobic shaming, reminding viewers of an essential point: an HIV-positive person who is taking treatment can absolutely not transmit HIV to another person.

Undetectable = Untransmittable

Today, the House of Gaultier continues to actively combat the illness as well as discrimination against people living with it. In 2021, the model Yassin Chekkouh was chosen to be one of the spokesmodels for the new Ready-to-Wear capsule collection Les Marins. For this collaboration, the brand gave him the floor for a long video where he shares his experience as the target of serophobic shaming, reminding viewers of an essential point: an HIV-positive person who is taking treatment can absolutely not transmit HIV to another person.

Credits

- Nicolas Huchard by ©Camille Summers-Valli
- Jean Paul Gaultier by ©Nicolas Coulomb
- Line Renaud et Jean Paul Gaultier by ©Kasia Wandycz for ParisMatch/Scoop. Sidaction - No free picture
- Yassine Chekkouh by ©Svet