Last night's Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection fashion show was a rousing kick off to New York Fashion Week Fall 2011 at Lincoln Center. Celebrities like Dita Von Teese, Cat Deeley and Camila Alves walked the runway in designer red dresses to help raise awareness of heart disease as the #1 killer of American women.
Dita Von Teese in Zac Posen
Other participants in this year's show included Ann Curry in Carmen Marc Valvo, Audrina Patridge in Badgley Mischka, Dania Ramirez in Catherine Malandrino, Eva Amurri in Chris Benz, Garcelle Beauvais in Monique Lhuillier, Giuliana Rancic in Notte by Marchesa, Julianne Hough in Swarovski, and Katrina Bowden in Oscar de la Renta, among others. A very pregnant Laila Ali walked in A Pea in the Pod, while Linda Gray in Pamella Roland, Patti LaBelle in Zang Toi, and Suzanne Somers in Ina Soltani all looked radiant.
Garcelle Beauvais in Monique Lhuillier and Cat Deeley in Alberta Ferretti
Natasha Bedingfield in Reem Acra closed the show, performing her song "Strip Me" accompanied only by a guitar.
Camila Alves in Kaufman Franco and Natasha Bedingfield in Nicole Miller
Walking the red carpet to support partner Camila Alves was Matthew McConaughey, while Susan Sarandon cheered on daughter Eva Amurri, and Bill Rancic accompanied wife Giuliana. Lisa Rinna, Kat DeLuna, Nigel Barker, Miss J Alexander, Jay Manuel, Johnny Weir, Countess Luann deLesseps, Carson Kressley, Mary Amons, and Sonja Morgan were also in attendance.
Love the dresses? For the third consecutive year, The Heart Truth, in partnership with Clothes Off Our Back, will auction a selection of designer dresses worn by celebrities in the fashion show. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and will be used to further efforts related to women’s heart health awareness and research.