Charlize Theron's Corset Creation Sold for Record Amount at Frederick's of Hollywood's Lingerie Art Auction

Hollywood's leading ladies, including Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Jessica

Alba, and Tea Leoni, joined Theron in designing corsets for the Third Annual

Lingerie Art Auction

Oct 28, 2005, 01:00 ET from Frederick's of Hollywood's

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Mix Charlize Theron with some
 satin and heavy beading and the result is an $18,000 corset.  Designed for the
 Frederick's of Hollywood Third Annual Lingerie Auction, the Oscar-winning
 actress' corset sold for a record amount at the event's live auction. The
 Lingerie Art Auction returns again after two hugely successful programs, for
 which more than 100 celebrities raised funds and awareness for life-changing
     Ms. Theron was in good company; her corset was auctioned live along with
 fellow Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman, whose white satin, floral and sequin design
 fetched $10,000.  Designs by Jessica Alba (who hand-painted her creation), Tea
 Leoni, Sandra Bernhard and event chair, Julianne Moore were all auctioned at
 the Frederick's event to benefit the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, held on
 October 27.
     The benefit auction took place at the new flagship boutique of the
 legendary lingerie retailer, chaired by four-time Oscar nominee Julianne
     "It is thrilling for Frederick's to be part of such a creative and
 worthwhile event," said Linda LoRe, president and CEO, Frederick's of
 Hollywood.  Each year, we look forward to collaborating with Hollywood's
 biggest names to create pieces of wearable art for a great cause."
     Additionally, eight corsets were sold via a silent auction during the
 course of the event. Celebrities such as Kiera Knightley, Susan Sarandon,
 Reese Witherspoon and Sela Ward lent their designs to the cause. Ms. Ward's
 handmade corset brought approximately $2,000.
     Some of the corset hightlights include:
     * Tea Leoni's design includes a detailed 3-page sketch, outlining the
       precise details for development.
     * Tori Amos' "Midsummer's Night Dream" corset was personally crafted by
       the singer. Her corset is accompanied by a story she wrote that explains
       each element of her design.
     * Racing enthusiast Patrick Dempsey decorated his corset with patches and
       checkered-flag ribbon.
     Celebrities including Val Kilmer, Matthew Perry, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and
 Bijou Phillips joined Julianne Moore and Frederick's at the auction.
     But just because someone was unable to attend the event doesn't mean they
 can't own a piece of lingerie history.  An online auction begins October 28th
 and continues through November 6th. Visitors to web site
 have the chance to bid on personally signed designs by such celebrities as
 Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, Patrick Dempsey, Jamie-Lynn DiScala, Shannen
 Doherty, Rosario Dawson, Alan Cumming, Tori Amos and Allison Janney.
     One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the
 celebrity-designed corsets will go to the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. In all,
 Frederick's of Hollywood expects to raise more than $100,000 for the charity.
     The TS Alliance is the only voluntary health organization in the United
 States dedicated to finding a cure for tuberous sclerosis complex while
 improving the lives of those affected through research, education and support.
     About Frederick's of Hollywood
     For nearly 60 years, Frederick's of Hollywood has been the leader in
 pioneering innovative, alluring lingerie. Every time a woman in America puts
 on a piece of black lingerie, a push-up bra or a thong, she has Frederick's to
 thank.  With more than 150 boutique stores nationwide, world-famous catalog
 and online shop, Frederick's has been recognized as one of the world's most
 well-known brands. Visit

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