Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Red Dress Collection℠ 2009
In February 2009, The Heart Truth® gave women everywhere an early Valentine with the debut of the 2009 Red Dress Collection. This collection's debut was an inspiring event that celebrated the Red Dress℠ as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness. On Friday, February 13, The Heart Truth brought 20 celebrities together on the runway in fashions created by America's top designers for women's heart health.
The Red Dress® was created and introduced by The Heart Truth as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 to deliver an urgent wake-up call to American women. The Red Dress reminds women of the need to protect their heart health and inspires them to take action. Each February since its launch, the Red Dress symbol has come to life on the runway with the support of the fashion industry and celebrity models at the Red Dress Collection Fashion Show.
The Red Dress Collection 2009 Fashion Show was presented by Diet Coke with national sponsors Swarovski and Johnson & Johnson, and make-up partner Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.
Red Dress Collection Auction
For the first time ever a selection of dresses worn by celebrities in Red Dress Collection fashion shows was available for the public to bid on at www.clothesoffourback.org through a partnership with the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation. Proceeds benefited the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and will be used to further efforts related to women’s heart health awareness and research.
Red Dress Collection Photos and Graphics
Photos and graphics related to Red Dress Collection 2009 and The Heart Truth campaign are available in the Image Library.
Participating Celebrities and Designers
The fashion show featured more than 20 celebrity women paired with the most prestigious fashion houses to debut The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2009. Participating celebrities and designers included:
Amanda Beard for Cushnie et Ochs
Amanda Bynes for Daniel Swarovski
Brittany Snow for Marchesa
Cicely Tyson for b. michael
Daisy Fuentes for Pamella Roland
Hilary Duff for Donna Karan
Jane Kaczmarek for Rafael Cennamo
Jennie Garth for Badgley Mischka
Katie Couric for Carmen Marc Valvo
Kristi Yamaguchi for Vera Wang
Lynda Carter for Carolina Herrera
Nastia Liukin for Max Azria
Natasha Henstridge for Verrier
Nia Long for Tracy Reese
Patricia Arquette for Nicole Miller
Samantha Harris for David Meister
Susan Lucci for Gustavo Cadile
Tori Spelling for Betsey Johnson
Valerie Bertinelli for Christian Siriano
Vivica A. Fox for Jenny Packham
Last Updated: January 22, 2013