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Raid Rachel Zoe's closet for charity? That's bananas!

March 26, 2009 | 10:26 am

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If you want a piece of Rachel Zoe -- and want to support a good cause at the same time -- now's your chance. The stylist/reality show star is parting with some of her extensive costume jewelry collection to benefit the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

Zoe let Christos Garkinos, co-owner of Melrose Avenue designer resale shop Decadestwo pillage her closet and he came up with almost 100 pieces -- including Lucite Alexis Bittar bangles, Lia Sophia cuffs and rings, Zoe-designed Judith Leiber handbags and a variety of pieces bearing her signature curled snake motif.

The collection will be unveiled (and on sale) at a private party at the boutique tonight -- which will also be filmed as part of the Bravo series "The Rachel Zoe Project" -- before going on sale to the public at 9 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time tomorrow through the store's website and eBay storefront.

According to the OCNA, approximately 20,000 American women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and about 15,000 women die of the disease each year. One high-profile victim of the disease was President Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, who died in 1995. During his Internet town hall this morning, President Obama noted -- in answer to a question about healthcare -- that his mother had been diagnosed with the disease at age 53 and passed away just six months later. "It's an incredibly fast moving disease," he said.

Photo: Rachel Zoe at New York Fashion Week in February. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times.

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