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YOUNG FRIENDS OF ACRIA 2014 SUMMER SOIREE HOSTED BY JASON WU

Thursday, June 12, 2014
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This Wednesday night Jason Wu, one of the first lady’s favorite designers, hosted his second annual ACRIA summer soirée.


ACRIA’s motto is, “We believe in a world without HIV.”  The organization was  founded  in 1991 by a group of doctors and researchers who thought the current treatment and research for HIV victims was too slow and archaic.


Jason Wu is the head designer and founder of his self-titled clothing line. Last year Wu was also named the artistic director of womenswear for the German fashion house Hugo Boss. Although Wu is an extremely famous and busy designer he is passionate about his work with ACRIA. He once stated, “ I want to help pave the way for my generation to get involved; I love what ACRIA does, and it’s great for me to be able to work with people I admire.” Also sitting on ACRIA’s board are designers Francisco Costa, Donna Karen, and Carolina Herrera.


This year, to help raise money for the organization, Jason Wu put together a gallery of photographs which he intends to auction. The photographs range from $400-$6,000; it was important to Wu that people across generations could get involved and purchase these fantastic pieces. In attendance were some of the biggest names in the fashion and art industries, including Adriana Lima, Amy Astley, Jamie King, Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea, Benjamin Bashein, and Bryan Boy.


 


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