Fashion designer Kenneth Cole and Sex and the City star, Sarah Jessica Parker have joined forces in support of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, with the creation of a limited edition evening bag that will be auctioned live at the New York amfAR Gala on February 6. The bag, which features the inscription “We’re All Potential Carriers”, includes a condom inside, and was inspired by the notion that every woman should look stylish and be safe.
In addition to being auctioned at the amfAR Gala, the bag will make its runway debut at the Kenneth Colefashion show on February 7. In order to raise additional funds for amfAR, 20 of the bags will be sold during the live stream of the fashion show with 100% of the proceeds being donated to amfAR.
“It’s been an amazing experience to collaborate with Kenneth Cole on the design of a handbag supporting amfAR,” says Sarah Jessica Parker. “Kenneth has used his platform as a fashion designer for nearly 30 years to advocate for amfAR’s mission to end AIDS. I’m thrilled this bag will help raise money and awareness for the 30 million people living with HIV and AIDS.”
The gold-dusted black genuine snakeskin clutch will retail for $1,000 and has a gunmetal frame etched with Sarah Jessica Parker’s name. It also features a snake chain that can be tucked inside, a wrist strap, and includes a wallet with room for credit cards and a condom.