See photos from some of The Heart Truth's signature events.
Fashion Week 2013
NEW YORK, NY, February 6, 2013—The Heart Truth 2013 Red Dress Collection℠, presented at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, featured 16 celebrities and special guest Cindy Parsons, a heart disease survivor from northeast Connecticut, who walked on behalf of Follow the Fifty, a community initiative funded by The Heart Truth Community Action Program. Each wore a stunning red dress custom-made by a top fashion designer. Participants included: (from left to right) Wendy Williams in Kamali Kulture, Cindy Parsons in Adrianna Papell, Jillian Michaels in Cushnie et Ochs, Nastia Liukin in Reem Acra, Minka Kelly in Oscar de la Renta, Kendall Jenner in Badgley Mischka, Kylie Jenner in Badgley Mischka, Toni Braxton in Herve L. Leroux, Kris Jenner in Badgley Mischka, Kelly Osbourne in Zac Posen, Brenda Strong in Marc Bouwer, Torah Bright in Nicole Miller, Gabrielle Douglas in Pamella Roland, Soledad O'Brien in Black Halo Eve, Roselyn Sánchez in Tadashi Shoji, Jamie Chung in David Meister, and Savannah Guthrie in Carolina Herrera.
Fashion Week 2012
NEW YORK, NY, February 8, 2012—For the 10th anniversary of The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fashion Show, 17 celebrated women took to the runway at New York's legendary Hammerstein Ballroom. This year's Red Dress Collection featured 17 new designs—bringing the total number of red dresses created for celebrities supporting The Heart Truth to 208! 2012's celebrity models included: (from left to right) Jeannette Torres-Álvarez for Carlos Miele, Jenna Elfman for Alberta Ferretti, Elisabeth Rohm for Nicole Miller, Giselle Blondet for Oscar de la Renta, Rose McGowan for Roberto Cavalli, Minka Kelly for Diane von Furstenberg, Rebecca Romijn for Marchesa, Aisha Tyler for Badgley Mischka, Chaka Khan for Chris March, Cindi Leive for Jason Wu, Jennifer Nettles for David Meister, Christie Brinkley for Pamella Roland, Linda Evans for Tadashi Shoji, La La Anthony for Rachel Roy, Gloria Estefan for Narciso Rodriguez, Debbie Phelps for Adrianna Papell, and Patti Stanger for Marc Bouwer.
Fashion Week 2011
NEW YORK, NY, February 9, 2011—22 celebrity women took a bow at the conclusion of The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fashion Show. They each wore red dresses designed by America's top fashion houses including Carmen Marc Valvo, J. Mendel, Badgley Mischka, and Catherine Malandrino to name a few. 2011's celebrity models included: (from left to right) Julianne Hough for Swarovski, Natasha Bedingfield for Nicole Miller, Alison Sweeney for Tadashi Shoji, Laila Ali for A Pea in the Pod, Katrina Bowden for Oscar de la Renta, Garcelle Beauvais for Monique Lhuillier, Cat Deeley for Alberta Ferrett, Giuliana Rancic for Notte by Marchesa, Ann Curry for Carmen Marc Valvo, Linda Gray for Pamella Roland, Gayle King for Donna Karan, Suzanne Somers for Ina Soltani, Eve for David Meister, Patti LaBelle for Zang Toi, Audrina Patridge for Badgley Mischka, Dania Ramirez for Catherine Malandrino, Camila Alves for Kaufman Franco, Taraji P. Henson for Naeem Khan, Archie Panjabi for J. Mendel, Eva Amurri for Chris Benz, Denise Richards for Matthew Williamson, and Dita Von Teese for Zac Posen.
First Ladies Red Dress Collection 2010-2011
COLLEGE STATION, TX, September 2010-September 2011—For its fourth showing, the First Ladies Red Dress Collection was featured at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas. The Collection included red dresses from Pat Nixon, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lou Hoover, Bess Truman, and Jackie Kennedy, as well as a display of 12 designer red dresses from The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fashion Shows.
Road Show 2010
September-October, 2010—The Heart Truth® Road Show visited two U.S. cities, Albuquerque and Houston and provided free heart disease risk factor screenings—including blood pressure, body mass index, total blood cholesterol, and blood glucose—and disseminated educational materials. The exhibit featured six designer red dresses from The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fashion Shows, including dresses from the Red Dress Collection 2010.
Fashion Week 2010
NEW YORK, NY, February 11, 2010—Some of today's hottest celebrities walked The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fashion Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The show featured 17 celebrity women paired with the most prestigious fashion houses, including (from left to right) Felicity Huffman for Oscar de la Renta, Jordin Sparks for Badgley Mischka, Kristin Chenoweth for Daniel Swarovski, Raven-Symone for Tadashi Shoji, Kimora Lee Simmons for Kouture, Estelle for Zac Posen, Bethenny Frankel for Isabella Oliver, Dara Torres for Rachel Roy, Kim Kardashian for Marchesa, Elisabeth Hasselbeck for Donna Karen, Joan Collins for Stephane Rolland, Heidi Klum for John Galliano, Pauley Perrette for Rebecca Taylor, Valerie Harper for Pamella Roland, Regina King for Tracy Reese, Mamie Gummer for Michael Kors, and Robin Roberts for J. Crew Collection.
Road Show 2009
In the spring of 2009, The Heart Truth Road Show, co-sponsored by Diet Coke and Cheerios, traveled to six cities including Minnesota, Houston, Los Angeles, Charlotte, and Atlanta, as well as to the historic Grand Central Terminal in New York, bringing free screenings, a Red Dress℠ display, and educational materials to women who remain under-informed about heart disease.
First Ladies Red Dress Collection 2008-2009
CANTON, OH, November 2008-May 2009—In its third national showing, The Heart Truth First Ladies Red Dress Collection was featured at the National First Ladies' Library as the centerpiece of the Library's "Caring Hearts: The Health of a Nation" exhibit.
Road Show 2008
In the Spring of 2008, The Heart Truth Road Show had its largest tour to date, stopping at 10 cities across the US, bringing free screenings, the Red Dress display, and educational materials to women who remain under-informed about heart disease. The cities included: Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Birmingham, Charleston, Houston, Dallas, and West Palm Beach.
Fashion Week 2008
NEW YORK, NY, February 1, 2008-The finale of the Red Dress Collection Fashion Show 2008 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with Heart Truth ambassador Mrs. Laura Bush. The show featured 15 "Celebrated Women" wearing designer red dresses, including (from left to right) Molly Sims for Daniel Swarovski, Heidi Klum for Marc Jacobs, Lisa Rinna for Michael Kors, Cheryl Hines for Catherine Malandrino, Allison Janney for Donna Karan, Ana Ortiz for Badgley Mischka, Liza Minnelli for Halston Original, Former First Lady Laura Bush, Camryn Manheim for Ali Rahimi, Rita Moreno for Lily Samii, Ashanti for Tracy Reese, Maria Menounos for Marchesa, and Sara Ramirez for Angel Sanchez.
First Ladies Red Dress Collection 2007
SIMI VALLEY, CA, February 16, 2007—As continued supporters of The Heart Truth, Mrs. Laura Bush—the Founding Ambassador for The Heart Truth campaign—Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mrs. Barbara Bush, Mrs. Nancy Reagan, Mrs. Rosalynn Carter, Mrs. Betty Ford, and Mrs. Claudia (Lady Bird) Johnson have each contributed red dresses and suits from their personal collections for a limited viewing at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
Fashion Week 2007
NEW YORK, NY, February 2, 2007-Backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fashion Show 2007 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The show featured 23 "Celebrated Women" wearing designer fed dresses, including (from left to right) Angela Bassett for Carmen Marc Valvo, Helena Christensen for Calvin Klein, Alek Wek for Ellen Tracy, Kimberly Guilfoyle Villency for Nicole Miller, Kim Cattrall for Carolina Herrera, Sheila Johnson for Bob Mackie, Katharine McPhee for Daniel Swarovski, Danica Patrick for Jovovich-Hawk, and Mae Jemison for Lyn Devon.
Road Show 2006
April-October, 2006—The Heart Truth Road Show, a traveling exhibit about women's heart health, visited shopping malls in four cities. The Road Show delivered an urgent heart health wake up call to women in cities with populations at high risk for heart disease.
Fashion Week 2006
NEW YORK, NY, February 3, 2006—Female musical artists celebrate the conclusion of The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2006 Fashion Show on the runway at Olympus Fashion Week. Wearing red dresses designed by America's top fashion houses including Amerie for Tommy Hilfiger (far left), Elaine Stritch for Charles Nolan (center left), Kelly Rowland for House of Dereon (center right), and Nelly Furtado for Betsey Johnson (far right).
First Ladies Red Dress Collection 2005
WASHINGTON, DC, May 12, 2005—The Heart Truth's Founding Ambassador Mrs. Laura Bush (right) and former First Lady Nancy Reagan (left) commemorate the unveiling of the First Ladies Red Dress Collection at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The display features red dresses and suits donated from all seven of America's living First Ladies in support of The Heart Truth.
Fashion Week 2005
NEW YORK, NY, February 4, 2005—Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), pose for a picture backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fashion Show. The Duchess, an ambassador of The Heart Truth, modeled a special red dress designed by Ralph Lauren during the Red Dress Collection 2005 fashion show.
Women of Color Initiative
NEW YORK, NY, February 4, 2005—The Heart Truth's Founding Ambassador, Mrs. Laura Bush, announces The Heart Truth partnerships with leading organizations representing and reaching women of color.
Road Show 2004
Complete with free risk factor screenings for heart disease and educational materials, The Heart Truth Road Show toured five metropolitan cities and helped spread the word about women and heart disease to nearly 70,000 individuals.
Fashion Week 2004
NEW YORK, NY, February 6, 2004—The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fashion Show host Patti Hanson (center in white) with fashion icons Beverly Johnson (left) and Vanessa Williams (right) celebrate the red hot finale of the Red Dress Collection 2004 during Olympus Fashion Week. Hanson, Johnson, and Williams stand alongside other top models wearing designer red dresses from The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2004.
The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2003
The Heart Truth includes a collection of 19 red dresses contributed by America's most prestigious fashion designers, showcased throughout Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (February 7-14, 2003). The Red Dress® is the centerpiece of The Heart Truth campaign, a national awareness campaign about women and heart disease, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Photographed by Thomas C. Card. Mannequins courtesy of Rootstein Mannequins.
Additional Information About the Red Dress Collection 2003 The designer of each Red Dress (from left to right): Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Luca Luca, Oscar de la Renta, Nicole Miller, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Carmen Marc Valvo, Bill Blass, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Chaiken, Vivienne Tam, Anne Klein, Catherine Malandrino, Marc Jacobs, Badgley Mischka.
Last Updated: March 14, 2013