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Jean Paul Gaultier Teams with Eastpak for One Epic Backpack Collaboration

Eastpak has tapped the legendary Jean Paul Gaultier to help in the fight against AIDS. The brand asked Gaultier to put his own spin on one of its backpacks and the result is a convertible, wearable, all-in-one jacket/backpack combo. 

The jacket and backpack are attached and can be worn as an all-in-one piece. But if you’re not into that sort of thing, you can roll up the jacket portion, stuff it into the bag and wear it as a backpack alone. The designer used three embroidered vintage Japanese bomber jackets to create the pieces, which will be auctioned off December 1 on World AIDS Day. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Designers Against AIDS. 

Visit Eastpak’s website to participate in the auction (which starts in 16 days) and watch the video above to see how the bag was made. 

[via Eastpak]