Looking Back and Ahead with Sidaction
Coinciding with the end of the Haute Couture calendar, Le Dîner de la Mode, the gala event jointly organised by the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode and Sidaction, takes place in July instead of the usual January. This year's edition is particularly special, as it marks the 20th anniversary of the fundraiser for the fight against AIDS. The dinner will gather the a fashion who’s who along with Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, President of Sidaction and winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Medicine; Line Renaud, Vice-President of Sidaction; Jean Paul Gaultier, Ambassador of Sidaction; and Bruno Pavlovsky, President of the French Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion. Three-starred Michelin chef, Yannick Alléno, conceived the menu while the visual identity has been conceived by über creatives Mathias Augustyniak et Michael Amzalag from M/M (Paris). We had a conversation with Florence Thune, Executive Director at Sidaction, about the current state of the disease and future hopes, as well as her impressions regarding this 20th anniversary edition.