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Previous Red Dress Collections
Previous Red Dress Collections®

23 women in beautiful red dresigner dresses, including Phylicia Rashad standing center stage, take a final bow at the end of The Heart Truth's 2007 Fashion Show.

Created in 2002 by The Heart Truth®, the Red Dress® was launched as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness at New York's Fashion Week in February 2003 in partnership with America's top fashion designers. The launch put the issue of women and heart disease in the national spotlight, underscoring the message that "Heart Disease Doesn't Care What You Wear–It's the #1 Killer of Women.®"

Each February since its launch, the Red Dress symbol has come to life on the runway with the Red Dress Collection® Fashion Show.

New York Fashion Week 2014

Gina Torres at Red Dress Collection 2014

The Heart Truth and the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement—both known for the iconic red dress that symbolizes the fight against women’s heart disease in women—teamed up on February 6, 2014, to showcase the Go Red For Women / The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection fashion show at New York Fashion Week. The show, which featured more than 20 celebrities walking the runway in exclusive red dresses, designed by America’s most elite designers, brought inspirational stories of women who continue their battle against heart disease.  2014 Fashion Show


New York Fashion Week 2013

Savannah Guthrie at Red Dress Collection 2013

At Hammerstein Ballroom on February 6, 2013, The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection, kicking off New York Fashion Week. The collection featured 17 new designs custom-made for 16 celebrities and heart disease survivor Cindy Parsons, who walked the runway on behalf of Follow the Fifty, a community initiative funded by The Heart Truth Community Action Program. The Heart Truth 2013 Red Dress Collection was presented by Diet Coke with support from partner WebMD. 2013 Fashion Show.


New York Fashion Week 2012

Gloria Estefan wears a red dress at New York Fashion Week 2012

On February 8, 2012, the 10th anniversary Red Dress Collection was presented during New York Fashion Week. Unveiled at the legendary Hammerstein Ballroom, the collection featured 17 new designs—bringing the total number of red dresses created for celebrities supporting The Heart Truth to 208 designs. The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2012 was presented by Diet Coke and partners Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas. 2012 Fashion Show.


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2011

Linda Gray wears a red dress at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2011

In 2011, The Heart Truth unveiled its annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Featuring 22 newly-designed red dresses, the show and the campaign's collaboration with the fashion industry continues to inspire millions of women to take action to lower their risk for heart disease. The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2011 was presented by Diet Coke, with national sponsor Swarovski and partners Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and AOL. 2011 Fashion Show.


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2010

Robin Roberts wears a red dress at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2010

17 of the hottest celebrities and designers helped bring the Red Dress symbol to life to raise awareness of heart disease in women during the Red Dress Collection 2010 Fashion Show. The Red Dress Collection 2010 was presented by Diet Coke. National sponsors of the collection include Swarovski, Tylenol and St. Joseph Aspirin, and make-up partner Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. 2010 Fashion Show


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2009

Katie Couric wears a red dress at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2009

Twenty of Hollywood’s leading ladies paired with America’s leading fashion designers joined The Heart Truth for the sixth heartfelt showing of the campaign’s Red Dress Collection Fashion Show.  Kicking off with a special welcome message from fashion guru Tim Gunn, the show was presented by Diet Coke, with national sponsors Swarovski and Johnson & Johnson, and make-up partner Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. 2009 Fashion Show


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2008

Allison Janney wears a Red Dress for the 2008 Red Dress Collection

The Heart Truth rolled out the red carpet for its Red Dress Collection 2008 Fashion Show–presented by Diet Coke, with national sponsors Johnson & Johnson, Swarovski, and make-up partner Bobbi Brown Cosmetics at Mercedes–Benz Fashion Week. Fifteen celebrated women united with America's top designers on the runway to showcase the annual collection of one–of–a–kind red dresses and raise awareness of heart disease in women. 2008 Fashion Show


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2007

Talk show host Kelly Ripa walks the runway in a designer red dress

The Heart Truth commemorated its fifth year at Fashion Week and the remarkable progress that has been made in the fight against heart disease in women with the debut of the Red Dress Collection 2007. Twenty–three "Celebrated Women" of entertainment, sports, business, and media fame united with top designers to showcase designer red dresses. The Red Dress Collection 2007 was presented by Johnson & Johnson and affiliated companies, with national sponsors Celestial Seasonings and Swarvoski, media partner Lifetime, and make-up partner Bobbi Brown. 2007 Fashion Show


Olympus Fashion Week 2006

Actress Eartha Kitt wears a long red dress at the 2006 Olympus Fashion Week 2006

The Heart Truth and its Red Dress Collection 2006–an ensemble of one-of-a-kind red dresses designed to raise awareness about women's risk for heart disease–returned to Fashion Week for its spectacular fourth year. With the support of the fashion industry, including IMG and 7th on Sixth; celebrity women in music; and co–sponsors Johnson & Johnson and affiliated companies, Celestial Seasonings, and Swarovski; The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection took center stage under the tents at Bryant Park on National Wear Red Day®, February 3, 2006. Media partners were Woman's Day and ELLE. 2006 Fashion Show


Olympus Fashion Week 2005

Tennis player Venus Williams walks the runway in a red dress

In February of 2005, The Heart Truth's groundbreaking partnership with America's fashion industry continued as fashion leaders—including top designers and celebrities—united on one runway to debut the third collection of red dresses created exclusively for The Heart Truth campaign. The Red Dress Collection 2005 Fashion Show was made possible by Johnson & Johnson, Celestial Seasonings, and Swarovski.


Olympus Fashion Week 2004

Several celebrities wear red dresses to promote women's heart health at Olympus Fashion Week 2004

In February of 2004, The Heart Truth partnered with America's fashion industry—including 26 top designers and 26 top models and celebrities—to debut a collection of red dresses created exclusively for The Heart Truth campaign.  The Red Dress Collection 2004 Fashion Show was made possible by Johnson & Johnson and affiliated companies.


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2003

Four red dresses on mannequin display during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2003

The Heart Truth first introduced the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in a dazzling display of 19 red dresses from America's most prestigious designers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in 2003.  The original collection was displayed in Bryant Park from February 7-14, 2003.

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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