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09/20/2010

Silence = Death = the new black

by Jeremy Hooper

Even if your connection to the ACT UP generation begins and ends at "La Vie Boheme" car sing-a-longs, you now have a chance to wear both a sense of nostalgia and a continued activist spirit on your sleeve. That's because the hip clothing company Opening Ceremony has chosen to recommission some of ACT UP's most popular designs for a line of new tees, with a portion of the proceeds being dedicated to the fight:

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OC X AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power Ts [Opening Ceremony]

We can't imagine that most late '80s activists thought that their impassioned creations would be the rage of Fashion Week 2010, fit for many a hipster's seasonal costume. But it's actually a pretty cool thing. There are always going to be trends -- so why not one with a conscience/consciousness?

Though just a warning to those who don them: If history is any guide, wearing the shirt may lead conservative politicians to ignore and/or cast stones at you. Take heed.

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