NEW YORK, Sep 22, 2010 / — SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS commissioned 22 of fashion’s most notable known names and talented newcomers to design one-of-a-kind little black dresses for the initiative 22 Ways To Say Black.

On September 20, 2010 at the acclaimed gallery, Phillips de Pury & Company in New York City, under the high-patronage of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the one-of-a-kind dresses were auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society and La ligue nationale contre le cancer in France.

Attendees included Academy Award® winning actress Halle Berry, Golden Globe® and Emmy® winning actress Julianna Margulies, “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara and “House” star Lisa Edelstein.

The twenty-two participating designers included Alberta Ferretti, Alexis Mabille, Azaaro, Boudicca, Catherine Malandrino, Diane Von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Fendi, Gaspard Yurkievich, Gianfranco Ferre, Giorgio Armani Prive, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lanvin by Alber Elbaz, Mario Schwab, Martin Grant, Missoni, Phillip Lim, Sonia Rykiel, Thakoon, Valentino and Vivienne Westwood.

Halle Berry wore a little black dress by Roberto Cavalli, bag by Stella McCartney and earrings by Ben Amun made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and bracelet by Janis Savitt with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS

Julianna Margulies wore a little black dress by Helmut Lang, shoes by Yves Saint Laurent and jewelry by SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS

Sofia Vergara wore a dress by Jean Paul Gaultier, shoes by Prada and jewelry by Shourouk made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS