Copyright 2001

[ November 28th 2001 ]

The dress had reporters squawking after the 2001 Emmys, now the famous swan dress sported by host Ellen DeGeneres is being auctioned off for charity.

DeGeneres has graciously donated the dress to The Women's Alliance Celebrity Suit Auction and will be open for bids on on December 3. The Celebrity Suit Auction began on Monday, November 12, 2001, and continues through December 21. Other celebrities donating personal items or clothing include:

Week of Nov. 26th: Rosie O'Donnell Week (lots of items), Susan Sarandon, MO'NIQUE, Bloomingdale's By Mail and Featured Designer: Deborah Williams, Her Game 2.

Week of Dec. 3rd: Ellen DeGeneres, Kim Cattrall, Diane Keaton, Meg Ryan, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Alex Kingston, Ming-Na, Lily Yudis. Featured designer, Pat Adams, Crossover Designs.

Week of Dec. 10th: The Duchess of York, Angelina Jolie, Jenna Elfman, Julie Moran, Minnie Driver, Nicky & Paris Hilton, Denise Richards, Leonardo di Caprio, Billy Bob Thorton.

Week of Dec. 17th: Iyanla Vanzant, Oprah Winfrey, Cameron Diaz, Faith Hill, Megan Mullally, Melissa Etheridge, SHeDAISY, Susan Taylor, Fiona Walker, Camilla Pires, Candace Sandy, Dawn Marie Daniels, Deborah Rosado Shaw, Deborah Owens and Cynthia Kersey. Featured designer, Sylma Cabrera, Pure Soul Designs.

Since the early 1990s, members of The Women's Alliance have been working at a grassroots level to improve the lives of low-income women across the country. The success ratio of women who have participated in WA member programs is outstanding.

Over the past 10 years, WA member groups have reported an average of 65-70% of their clients have become employed. In addition, since 1991, WA members have served over 100,000 women nationwide (now 25,000 annually) - women who have gained the training, clothing and confidence necessary to succeed in job interviews and the workplace.

For an update on the auction schedule, visit

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