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Uniqlo Taps Karl Lagerfeld, Lady Gaga and More to Make T-Shirts for Japan





    Uniqlo, in partnership with Condé Nast, has tapped 10 fashion and celebrity heavyweights to each design a T-shirt to raise money for the Red Cross in Japan, WWD reports.

    The luminaries who have signed their names to the shirts include Karl Lagerfeld, Lady Gaga, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, Alber Elbaz, Blake Lively, Victoria Beckham, Charlize Theron, Cyndi Lauper and Orlando Bloom.

    According to the report, Uniqlo expects the shirts, retailing for $19.90 apiece, to raise about $1.2 million for disaster relief, which is on top of the nearly $25 million the company has already raised: Parent company Fast Retailing CEO Tadashi Yanai gave a personal donation of $12 million, with the rest coming from clothing sales and donations made immediately after the natural disasters.

    Lagerfeld, for one, created a painterly print that reads like a love note against the backdrop of Japan's flag— it will hit store floors with the rest of the group on June 25.