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Road Show 2004
Featuring 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
Red Dress Collection host Patti Hanson (center in white) with fashion icons Beverly Johnson (left) and Vanessa Williams (right) celebrate the red hot finale of The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2004 during Olympus Fashion Week. Hanson, Johnson, and Williams stood alongside other top models wearing designer red dresses from The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2004.
The Red Dress℠ Pin
The Red Dress Pin is the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness. It serves as a red alert for women-reminding them of The Heart Truth message: "Heart Disease Doesn't Care What You Wear—It's the #1 Killer of Women.®"
Red Dress Collection PSA
This PSA shows the original 19 red dresses of the Red Dress Collection. The collection features 19 red dresses contributed by America's most prestigious fashion designers, which were showcased throughout Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (February 7-14, 2003). The Red Dress is the centerpiece of The Heart Truth, a national awareness program for women about heart disease, and is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Photographed by Thomas C. Card. Mannequins courtesy of Rootstein Mannequins.
Single Red Dress PSA
The Single Red Dress PSA was the original idea for the Red Dress concept. It is both simple and alarming, serving as a reminder that heart disease is a women's issue. The Red Dress® debuted at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (February 7-14, 2003) as the symbol for women and heart disease, to raise awareness that heart disease doesn't care what you wear-it's the #1 killer of women. Photographed by Taran Z Studio.
The Truth Isn't Pretty PSA
The Heart Truth Make-up PSA helps raise awareness that more women die of heart disease than any other disease. The PSA also drives home the important message that women must not only take care of their outer selves, but their inner selves as well.
Heart Disease Doesn't Care What You Wear PSA
This PSA features women who are heart disease survivors, proudly wearing red dresses in show of their support for raising awareness about heart disease. The women in this PSA all convey the important message that no matter how great you look on the outside, heart disease can strike on the inside.
Red Dress Collection Airport Diorama
The Red Dress Collection airport diorama similar to the print PSA of the same name, was displayed in airports across the country. It features the collection of 19 red dresses from America's most prestigious designers. Photographed by Thomas C. Card. Mannequins courtesy of Rootstein Mannequins.
First Ladies Collection Airport Diorama
The Heart Truth's First Ladies Red Dress Collection airport-diorama featured red gowns and suits worn by America's First Ladies as well as dresses from the program's very own Red Dress Collection.
The 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 Program, a national awareness education program for women about heart disease, and is sponsored by the NHLBI, part of the NIH, U.S. HHS. 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: August 14, 2014