Fashion Fights Aids
The online website of Vogue UK reports that Madonna is among the starry list of committee members likely to attend tonight’s party at the Kensington Palace Orangery in London for the launch of a new exclusive publication: “Women to Women: Positively Speaking“.
Tonight’s party is also the way Mario Testino, Kenneth Cole and Bianca Jagger will mark yesterday’s World Aids Day and celebrate the launch of fashion’s fight against the disease which currently affects 38 million people across the world.
The latest campaign, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund Interact Worldwide and Marie Stopes International, focuses on women living with, or affected by HIV and Aids.
“Women to Women: Positively Speaking” is launched today and is filled with black and white portraits that Mario Testino has taken in collaboration with Vogue’s Lucinda Chambers.
“I photograph women every day; I am regularly exposed to beautiful, privileged and healthy women through my work,” Testino said. “For this publication, I have taken photographs of women from around the world, from diverse backgrounds, who have been deeply affected by HIV/Aids. I hope that through these images, we can reach a number of people and develop their awareness of this virus and its devastating effects.”
Rose Marie Bravo, Naomi Campbell, Jade Jagger, Jemima Khan, Stella McCartney, Elle Macpherson, Madonna, Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vivienne Westwood and Emma Thompson are among the celebrities who promise to let the event be quite a night.