Fashion Week
Fashion Week

22 women in designer red dresses pose at the end of the runway after 2011's Heart Truth Fashion Show. Suzanne Somers stands in the middle of the group wearing a short red dress and a sparkly silver belt.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Red Dress Collection℠ 2011

On Wednesday, February 9, 2011 The Heart Truth® unveiled its annual Red Dress Collection 2011 Fashion Show. More than 20 of today's hottest celebrities and designers helped bring the Red Dress℠ symbol to life to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

The Red Dress® is the centerpiece of The Heart Truth, a national awareness campaign that warns women about their risk of heart disease and urges them to take action. Since The Heart Truth created and launched the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002, more than 70 top fashion houses and 150 celebrities have participated in Red Dress Collection Fashion Shows helping to increase awareness among women nationwide.

The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2011 was presented by Diet Coke, with national sponsor Swarovski and partners Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and AOL.

Red Dress Collection Auction
For the third consecutive year, a selection of dresses worn by celebrities in Red Dress Collection fashion shows were available for the public to bid on at 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 2011 and The Heart Truth campaign are available in the Image Library.

Participating Celebrities and Designers
The Red Dress Collection 2011 featured 22 celebrity women paired with many prestigious fashion houses. Participating celebrities and designers included:

Alison Sweeney in Tadashi Shoji
Ann Curry in Carmen Marc Valvo
Archie Panjabi in J. Mendel
Audrina Patridge in Badgley Mischka
Camila Alves in Kaufman Franco
Cat Deeley in Alberta Ferrett
Dania Ramirez in Catherine Malandrino
Denise Richards in Matthew Williamson
Dita Von Teese in Zac Posen
Eva Amurri in Chris Benz
Eve in David Meister
Garcelle Beauvais in Monique Lhuillier
Gayle King in Donna Karan
Giuliana Rancic in Notte by Marchesa
Julianne Hough in Swarovski
Katrina Bowden in Oscar de la Renta
Laila Ali in A Pea in the Pod
Linda Gray in Pamella Roland
Natasha Bedingfield in Nicole Miller
Patti LaBelle in Zang Toi
Suzanne Somers in Ina Soltani
Taraji P. Henson in Naeem Khan

Last Updated: January 22, 2013

The Heart Truth®, its logo, The Red Dress®, and Red Dress® are registered trademarks of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  National Wear Red Day® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and American Heart Association.