Musicians team up to fight AIDS

Katy Perry and Cyndi Lauper are taking their creativity and star power from the performance stage to the world of fashion in a bid to raise awareness about HIV-AIDS among young people.

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TORONTO — Katy Perry and Cyndi Lauper are taking their creativity and star power from the performance stage to the world of fashion in a bid to raise awareness about HIV-AIDS among young people.

The I Kissed A Girl singer and the ’80s pop icon are among several celebrities working with H&M and the charitable organization Designers Against AIDS in an effort to help fight the disease.

The award-winning singers are joining the likes of Yoko Ono, burlesque star Dita Von Teese, hip-hop/rock group N.E.R.D. and other notable stars collaborating with the international fashion house on the Fashion Against AIDS collection.

The pieces will include T-shirts, T-shirt dresses and vests.

H&M design head Ann-Sofie Johansson said the designs have an ’80s feel, featuring lots of white, bright colours and graffiti-like prints.

Lauper is featured in a campaign image wearing a shirt with the slogan “Girls Just Wanna Have Safe Sex” scribbled in pink lipstick, an obvious nod to her ’80s hit Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

T-shirts are slated to sell for $19.90, while T-shirt dresses are $29.90.

One-quarter of the sales price will be donated to youth HIV-AIDS awareness projects.

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