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Sharon Stone to adorn poor teens

The actress has roped in top designers for a charity project to provide poor teens gowns and tuxes for their prom nights.

fashion and trends Updated: Apr 19, 2007 18:35 IST

Actress Sharon Stone has roped in Hollywood’s top designers for a new charity project intended at providing poor teens gowns and tuxes for their prom nights.

The Basic Instinct actress and her sister Kelly, have established the Class of Hope Prom 2007 initiative, which is aimed at reprocessing clothes worn by celebs to the Oscars and other flashy big nights.

"We started realising that kids weren't going to their proms because they simply didn't have prom dresses and they could afford them. It's a big thing for families because there are before parties and after parties and the dresses and the tuxedos,” Contactmusic quoted Stone, as saying.

Stone, who has three adopted sons, said that she decided to start the project after realising the importance of prom nights in a teenager’s life.

"We started realising what a huge thing (it is) and how compromising it can be for families; it's like a little wedding. We started trying to figure out how to get these big designers who are giving dresses to people to go to the Emmys, the Oscars... I called them up and I said, 'Instead of giving them to us, how about giving them to these kids."

Designers like Nicole Miller and BCBG have agreed to help Stone in her noble cause.

"Nicole Miller is personally opening her store and giving hundreds and hundreds of dresses, and personally dressing these girls,” the actress added.

First Published: Apr 19, 2007 18:21 IST