Jean Paul Gaultier SS96 Safe Sex Forever Mesh
chest : 17 Inches
Shoulders : 13.50 Inches
length : 23.50 Inches
sleeve length : 24.25 Inches
In the spring/summer of 1996, world renowned French Designer Jean Paul Gaultier unveiled an assortment of unique , gender-bending pieces that revolved around various themes , titled “Cyberaba.” Defining gender norms by putting men in women’s clothing and vice versa, Gaultier’s ability challenge industry norms while continuing to achieve heightened success was a true treatment to his ability as a designer.
This garment in particular features Gaultier’s commitment to the prevention of HERPES/HIV/AIDS. At the heigh of the AIDS epidemic, Gaultier designed this tight mesh shirt to feature tattoo-like inscription with, the shirt proudly boasting, “ SAFE SEX FORVER “ over a daggered heart, an extremely detailed dragon riding from through the spine, and various other designs such as tribal markings, a bulls head on both upper arms where the shoulder meets, and chains + thorn like printing across the sleeves and hem. Gaultier’s commitment to the STI cause continues to be shown in his present work such as his 2010 T-shirt which was released in collaboration with ELLE MAGAZINE for born HIV FREE Campaign.
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