Twenty-two valiant designers!
Twenty-two designers are joining Swarovski in the fight against breast cancer. Alberta Ferretti, 3.1 Philip Lim, Alexis Mabille, Azzaro, Boudicca, Catherine Malandrino, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Fendi, Gaspard Yurkievich, Gianfranco Ferré, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Marios Schwab, Martin Grant, Missoni, Sonia Rykiel, Thakoon, Valentino and Vivienne Westwood have each designed a one-of-a-kind Little Black Dress using Crystallized–Swarovski Elements. Known collectively as Crystallized-Ways to Say Black, the group of dresses will be unveiled at a soiree at the Hotel Pozzo di Borgo in Paris on Jan. 27 during the Paris couture; the show will open to the public the next day before traveling on to Beijing. The project will culminate on the auction block at Phillips de Pury in New York in fall. Proceeds of the auction and catalogue sales will benefit breast cancer research initiatives at the League Against Cancer and the American Cancer Society.