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French First Lady Carla Bruni, currently filming Woody Allen’s new movie Midnight in Paris alongside Owen Wilson, adds another string to her bow with a new charity auction. The glam French First Lady has offered her patronage to a Swarovski event called "22 Ways to Say Black".

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Swarovski Elements has commissioned 22 designers, including Givenchy, Lanvin, Vivienne Westwood and Sonia Rykiel, whose design is shown left, to create a Swarovski crystal-adorned little black dress for charity.

Each LBD is adorned with a Swarovski design and will be displayed in New York from September, ahead of the auction to benefit the American Cancer Society and La Ligue Nationale Contre le Cancer.

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See all the dresses from the 22 Ways to Say Black collection.

By Harriet Reuter Hapgood