KARLIE KLOSS and Jason Wu are teaming up to participate and raise money for the 2012 AIDS Walk in New York this Sunday. The pair, who are close friends, will complete the 6.2-mile route with the aim of making $50,000 (£31,362) for AIDS organisations, through their donation site.
"The idea came about at the Met Ball with a mutual friend of ours," Kloss told us today. "We were in a sea of glamour and we looked at each other and said, 'what do we do next?' The AIDS Walk became a perfect opportunity to change our ballgown and black tie for sneakers and work-out clothes. Juicy Couture is even donating a bucket of money for me to wear their clothes for the event which is amazing - it's fantastic to see my friends in the fashion community getting behind us, come on guys!"
"I have been training for this walk on many catwalks around the world," she laughed. "I wanted a day to spend with my friends in NY that was healthy and positive and what a better way to do that than in Central Park and raising awareness for a cause that I am passionate about. It's about raising awareness and making a difference.
"I sat at the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards one year and was inspired by a woman called Elizabeth Glaser and her son Jake and their story. It was through this I became involved in awareness for Paediatric AIDS. My father is a doctor so I understand the fight as well."