There are TONS of goodies that you should have in your closet this summer--unisex striped tanks, a maxi skirt or two, a fresh pair of dunks AND this Marc Jacobs Aid for AIDS tee. The hotshot designer's big on creating pieces that promote a message, and his latest collection features six tees that won't just look cool, they'll save lives too.
Marc Jacobs is arguably the hottest designer in the world. Not only does he drive fashion forward on the streets, his sketches come to life at luxury brand Louis Vuitton, where he is the creative director. At Marc by Marc Jacobs, his most affordable design house, Jacobs often pushes the envelope with T-shirts, bangles and dresses emblazoned with messages that promote gay marriage, saving the environment and putting an end to the AIDS epidemic.
The six Aid For AIDS tees that have just hit more than 200 Marc Jacobs stores (and his online shop) feature drawings by children who are afflicted with the virus. They're whimsical and cute--one features a chalk outline of a child on a bike, another of an angel with her halo--and at just $35, the tees are also totally affordable.
All proceeds from the sale of the Aid for AIDS collection will go directly to AFAI. Established in 1996, Aid for AIDS is dedicated to "improving the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS in developing countries and who are immigrants to the United States of America."
A few years back, Marc shocked the world with his skin-cancer awareness campaign, "Protect The Skin You're In," which featured an almost-naked Victoria Beckham. Those T-shirts sold out globally, and with a limited number of Aid For AIDS T-shirts in stock, it's expected that these six designs will as well. Better hurry up and make some room in that closet.