There's nothing lighthearted about the fact that one in four teenage girls will contract a sexually transmitted infection. But this fashion show, featuring outfits made from Planned Parenthood-brand condoms, is a lighthearted way to help change that and other dire sex stats.

There's nothing lighthearted about the fact that one in four teenage girls will contract a sexually transmitted infection. But this fashion show, featuring outfits made from Planned Parenthood-brand condoms, is a lighthearted way to help change that and other dire sex stats.

Proceeds of the night (tickets start at $45) will benefit Planned Parenthood of Central Ohio.

In addition to supporting an important program, event-goers will see young artistry at work. Last year's Condom Couture show sent a range of styles down the runway, from a 1940s-inspired bathing suit to a complete menswear outfit. One of this year's designers, Bridgette Stevens, used more than 800 condoms in her hand-painted zebra-print ball gown, and she said she broke too many sewing needles to count.

Her hard work might be worth it. Three of the 14 CCAD student designers will receive scholarships.

Photo by Jodi Miller