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17 of today's hottest celebrities in designer red dresses pose at the end of the runway after 2012's Heart Truth Fashion Show. Chaka Khan stands in front of all the women opening the side panels of her dress as she takes her bow.

New York Fashion Week Red Dress Collection℠ 2013

On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, The Heart Truth® unveiled its 11th Red Dress Collection at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The fashion show 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.

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 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The Red Dress® reminds women of the need to protect their heart health and inspires them to take action. The Heart Truth thanks the 87 designers and 193 celebrities who have contributed their talents and support to Red Dress Collection fashion shows year after year.

The NHLBI partnered with the American College of Cardiology—a 40,000-member nonprofit medical society—to create the 2013 Red Dress Collection. They received support from Diet Coke, which celebrated its 6th year as presenting sponsor of the event, and partner WebMD.

Red Dress Collection Photos and Graphics

Photos and graphics related to the Red Dress Collection 2013 and The Heart Truth Campaign are available in the Image Library.

Participating Celebrities and Designers

The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2013 featured 16 celebrity women and one community ambassador, Cindy Parsons, who were paired with prestigious fashion houses. Participants included:

Brenda Strong in Marc Bouwer

Cindy Parsons in Adrianna Papell

Gabrielle Douglas in Pamella Roland

Jamie Chung in David Meister

Jillian Michaels in Cushnie et Ochs (video)

Jillian Michaels in Cushnie et Ochs
Kelly Osbourne in Zac Posen

Kendall Jenner in Badgley Mischka

Kris Jenner in Badgley Mischka (video)

Kris Jenner in Badgley Mischka
Kylie Jenner in Badgley Mischka

Minka Kelly in Oscar de la Renta

Nastia Liukin in Reem Acra

Roselyn Sánchez in Tadashi Shoji
Savannah Guthrie in Carolina Herrera (video)

Savannah Guthrie in Carolina Herrera
Soledad O'Brien in Black Halo Eve (video)

Soledad O'Brien in Black Halo Eve
Toni Braxton in Herve L. Leroux (video)

Toni Braxton in Herve L. Leroux
Torah Bright in Nicole Miller
Wendy Williams in Kamali Kulture (video)

Wendy Williams in Kamali Kulture

Last Updated: March 14, 2013

The Heart Truth, its logo, The Red Dress, Red Dress, Red Dress Collection, and Heart Disease Doesn't Care What You Wear—It's the #1 Killer of Women are registered trademarks of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 

National Wear Red Day is a registered trademark of HHS and the American Heart Association.

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