by Stephen Garner

Dallas-based retailer Forty Five Ten has opened a pop-up shop celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Two x Two for AIDS and Art, which carries notable designer brands who have donated a range of signature pieces. Two x Two beneficiaries amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, as well as the Dallas Museum of Art has items on sale.

The Two x Two pop-up will be open through Saturday, October 27 at the flagship Forty Five Ten location at 1615 Main Street in Dallas, TX. All items are also available at

“This is such a great collaboration for Forty Five Ten because it’s one of like-mindedness—we both celebrate the space that connects fashion, art and design,” said Kristen Cole, president and chief creative officer at Forty Five Ten. “To be a part of this special anniversary for an amazing cause has been our honor.”

“Over our twenty years, we have been extraordinarily blessed with the support of so many designers, luxury brands and generous supporters,” added Cindy Rachofsky, co-host and founder, Two x Two, along with her husband, Howard Rachofsky. “Along with our sponsor Forty Five Ten, we wanted to celebrate this special anniversary and provide a one-of-a-kind shopping experience commemorating our milestone.”

Among the highlights is a series of limited-edition t-shirts designed by some of the fashion industry’s leading names, each retailing for $200. Participating designers include: Aquazurra, Alberta Feretti, Prabal Gurung, Mary Katrantzou, Derek Lam, Adam Lippes, Peter Pilotto, Proenza Schouler, Jeremy Scott for Moschino, Carine Roitfeld, Christian Siriano, and more.

And, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, has provided logoed caps, artist-designed beach towels, a Jean Paul Gaultier tote bag and other retail items.

A preview party for Two x Two supporters was held on Wednesday, September 19. Attendees enjoyed passed bites from The Joule, Cindy’s Margarita with Casa Dragones’ Blanco Tequila and music by DJ Lucy Wrubel.

Additionally, The Dallas Museum of Art has published Two x Two x Twenty: Two Decades Supporting Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The book celebrates twenty years of significant contemporary art acquisitions and exhibitions made possible by proceeds from the Two x Two for AIDS and Art auction. The book retails for $55.

Two x Two for AIDS and Art will celebrate its 20th annual benefit gala dinner and contemporary art auction benefiting the Dallas Museum of Art and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research on Saturday, October 27. Held at the Richard Meier-designed Rachofsky House in Dallas, Two x Two for AIDS and Art has raised over $75 million in its twenty-year history in support of amfAR’s research initiatives and the DMA’s contemporary program.