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1998 - The first STYLEAID

The first event was held at the Hyatt Perth in the ballroom and included 400 guests who indulged in a specially designed menu and fashion from a range of local designers, as well as retailers and well known Australian designers.

The event was hosted by former Miss Universe Kerry Anne Wells

The fashion industry has, and continue to be, strong supporters in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Tonight we see their support, and that of all the sponsors and volunteers that have made this event possible.


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Major sponsors were the Hyatt Regency Perth, United Distillers, Matilda Bay Brewing Co, San Pellegrino, Street Design, Touchstone Colour and Picton Press.

Supporting sponsors included: Cartier, Carberry's Model Agency, Jemma International, Spiers Models, Ashton Admor, EMI, Columbia Tristar, Clues, Villa Bianchi, Paul McClurg for Hair.


The very first STYLEAID committee was made up of: Aaron Davey, Anthony Harden, Emma Phillips, Paul McClurg, Aly May, Paul Oswald, Lyn Marie Hegarty, Joanna Calder, Judy Carr, Mark Reid, Chelsea Bosenberg, Terry Larder, Melissa Preston, Annette Hasluck, Diane Redmond, Nana Neil Van Zee and Nina Tulic. The very first committee was chaired by Trish Langdon then Chair of the WA AIDS Council. The WA AIDS Council STYLEAID Event Manager was Tami McMahon.


STYLEAID 1998 Magazine Cover

The very first STYLEAID program was just 24 pages in length and featured sponsor ads, information about the designers involved with the event, personal stories from 3 people living with HIV and a thank you page.

As Trish said in here welcoming page of the magazine: "This inaugural event combines fashion and fun whilst raising much needed funds to deliver services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Western Australia."


The very human impact of HIV/AIDS has powerfully shaped many lives and the attitude of the community. Who can forget the images and the stories of people living with HIV/AIDS - the flickering light illuminating the faces of families and friends at Candlelight Vigils, the powerful and colourful display of remembrance quilts, and the image of a Princess hugging a person living with HIV/AIDS.

It is with this remembrance, and our history, that we continue the vital work of the Western Australian AIDS Council.


The designers for the inaugural event were: Avatar, Saba, Morrissey, Akira Isogawa, Ruth Tarvydas, Third Millennium, C Design, Ray Costarella, spppsssp, Fiona Andrews, Lisa Ho, Esprit, Marcs, Trent Nathan, Alex Perry, Jane Lamerton, Perri Cutten, Simona, Harry Who, Cartier, George Gross and Myer Imports.

Forward to 1999


Friday 4 August, 2017
7pm - midnight
Crown Ballroom
Crown Towers Perth
Black Tie

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