2011 Project Paz Benefit — Christian Cota

13 American Designers Do Custom Pieces For Tonight's Project Paz Gala Benefit — A Peek

Christian Cota for Project Paz 2011

>> Twelve American designers have banded together, each creating one-off dresses and accessories that will be unveiled tonight at the Project Art charity event to raise funds for the victims of violence and crime in Ciudad Juarez. Each of the designers involved — Phillip Lim, Thakoon, Wes Gordon, Eddie Borgo, Yigal Azrouel, Peter Som, Rag & Bone, Sara Beltran, Anndra Neen, Christian Cota, Juan Carlos Obando, Michael Bastian, and Alejandro Ingelmo — was given a piece of traditional, handwoven fabric from the Oaxaca region of Mexico to work into their one-of-a-kind design.

The pieces will be available during and after the event on L-Atitude (they're already available to see online), with 100 percent of proceeds to be donated to Project Paz. See what Cota — who is from Mexico himself — designed for the occasion, in the slideshow.