Photo Coverage: The Heart Truth Fashion Show
The Heart Truth campaign, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health, returned to the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City to unveil its Red Dress Collection 2013 Fashion Show on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Celebrating women's heart health and the powerful impact of the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness - the Red DressSM - the show kicked off Fashion Week and featured more than 20 celebrities walking the runway in fashions created by some of America's top designers.
This year, the campaign wants women to know that every woman has a role to play and a story to share in the fight against heart disease. In addition to the celebrity voices amplifying the issue of women's heart health, The Heart Truth will highlight stories of women who have survived and triumphed over heart disease and its risk factors. For the first time, the Red Dress Collection will feature a non-celebrity who has worked to improve her heart health. The woman chosen this year, whose identity will be revealed at the show, is a 55-year old from Brooklyn, Conn.
The Heart Truth brings the Red Dress Collection to life through a public-private partnership between the NHLBI and the American College of Cardiology - a 40,000-member nonprofit medical society dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with cardiovascular disease. The Red Dress Collection 2013 Fashion Show is presented by Diet Coke with support from partner WebMD.
Below are pictures from the fabulous runway! Visit www.hearttruth.gov for information on women and heart disease.
About The Heart Truth: The Heart Truth is a national campaign for women aboutheart disease and is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Through the campaign, the NHLBI leads the nation in a landmark heart health movement embraced by millions who share the common goal of better heart health for all women.
The centerpiece of The Heart Truth is the Red Dress, which was introduced as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 by the NHLBI. The Red Dress reminds women of the need to protect their heart health, and inspires them to take action.
To learn more, visit www.hearttruth.gov.
The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2013 (Photo by Dan & Corina Lecca)
Soledad Oâ€Brien in Black Halo Eve (Photo by Dan & Corina Lecca)
Gabrielle Douglas in Pamella Roland (Photo by Getty Images for Heart Truth)
Cindy Parsons in Adrianna Papell (Photo by Getty Images for Heart Truth)
Roselyn SÃ¡nchez in Tadashi Shoji (Photo by Getty Images for Heart Truth)
Torah Bright in Nicole Miller (Photo by Getty Images for Heart Truth)
JAMIE CHUNG in David Meister (Photo by Dan & Corina Lecca)
Toni Braxton in Herve L. Leroux (Photo by Getty Images for Heart Truth)
The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2013 End of Runway (Photo by Dan & Corina Lecca)