NY Fashion Week Fall 2012 kicked off with a fun and charitable event on Wednesday, February 8th. I had the privilege to attend the Red Dress Collection Fashion Show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. This year featured 17 celebrities walking the runway in fashions created by some of America’s top designers. During The Heart Truth’s 10 years of partnership with the fashion industry, nearly 80 designers and 162 celebrities have participated in the annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Shows.
(From Left to Right) Chaka Khan in Chris March; Gloria Estefan in Narcisco Rodriguez; Aisha Tyler in Badgley Mischka; Patti Stanger in Marc Bouwer; Jennifer Nettles in David Meister; Elisabeth Rohm in Nicole Miller.
The Heart Truth brings the Red Dress Collection to life on the runway with the support of the FNIH. The Red Dress Collection 2012 Fashion Show is presented by Diet Coke with partners Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas.
(From Left to Right) Rose McGowan in Donna Karan; Debbie Phelps in Adrianna Papell; Cindi Leive in Jason Wu; Jeannette Torres-Alvarez in Carlos Miele; LaLa Anthony in Rachel Roy; Christie Brinkley in Pamella Roland.
“Diet Coke congratulates The Heart Truth on its 10th anniversary. The highly successful campaign has had our heartfelt support for the last five years, and we continue to be passionate about its mission to encourage women to be active and committed to educating themselves about heart health.” said William White, group director of Coke North America.
Celebrity participants in this year’s Red Dress Collection Fashion Show included: The Talk’s Aisha Tyler; Cougar Town’s Busy Philipps; Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Chaka Khan; Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive; supermodel Christie Brinkley; Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps’ mother, Debbie Phelps; television actress Elisabeth Rohm; host of the popular reality show Nuestra Belleza Latina Giselle Blondet; Discovery Familia’s Jeannette Torres-Álvarez; television and film actress Jenna Elfman; country music artist Jennifer Nettles; actress and disc jockey La La (Vazquez) Anthony; Dynasty’s Golden Globe Award-winning actress Linda Evans; Entertainment Tonight anchor Nancy O’Dell; Bravo’s The Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger; and actress and former fashion model Rebecca Romijn.*
(From Left to Right) Minka Kelly in Diane von Furstenberg; Rebecca Romijn in Marchesa; Giselle Blondet in Oscar de la Renta; Linda Evans in Tadashi Shoji; Jenna Elfman in Alberta Ferretti.
Participating designers included: Alberta Ferretti, Badgley Mischka, Chris March, Marc Bouwer, Marchesa, Carmen Mark Valvo, Michael Kors, and Oscar de la Renta.
Visit You Tube to watch the Red Dress Heart Truth Collection 2012
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