Lady Gaga, Victoria Beckham, Karl Lagerfeld, and More Design Japan Relief T-Shirts for Uniqlo

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Fashion for a cause: Karl Lagerfeld (left) and Alber Elbaz's T-shirts to benefit Japan.

Once again the fashion community is bringing out the big guns to help Japan get back on its feet.

Uniqlo and the Japanese editions of Vogue and GQ  have joined forces with the Save Japan! Project to launch Fashion Unites for Japan, a global charity initiative raising funds for the Japanese Red Cross Society.

Naturally, the companies called upon a few famous friends to show their support ... and impressive artistic skills.

Beginning June 25, Uniqlo will be selling T-shirts ($19.90 each) designed specially for the cause by none other than Lady Gaga (who previously designed a Japanese prayer bracelet to help earthquake victims), Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Karl Lagerfeld, Blake Lively, Nicole Kidman, Alber Elbaz, Cyndi Lauper, and Uniqlo spokesmodels Charlize Theron and Orlando Bloom.

The tees—which will be sold in 11 countries, including the U.S., Japan, and Britain—are expected to raise $1.2 million for Japanese relief efforts. While many feature handwritten messages of support ("One world in it together, your strength strengthens us," writes Paltrow), there's also a colorful red-sun backdrop by Lagerfeld, an illustrated portrait of Lauper, and a butterfly from Lively.

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Photos courtesy of Uniqlo

Cause celeb: Lady Gaga (left) and Victoria Beckham's T-shirts for Japan relief.


Meanwhile, see what other fashion designers are doing to help Japan relief efforts.

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