Fashion Week
Fashion Week

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℠ 2012

On Wednesday, February 8, 2012, The Heart Truth® marked a decade of commitment to women's heart health with its Red Dress Collection 2012 Fashion Show. The campaign's 10th anniversary show featured celebrities—from famous actresses, to former supermodels, to iconic musicians—in a parade of gowns designed by many of the country's most renowned designers.

In 2002, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute launched the symbol that sparked a movement—the Red Dress℠. Awareness of the Red Dress symbol has grown substantially since its launch, and it is making a difference. In a recent study, women who reported seeing or hearing about the Red Dress or The Heart Truth campaign were substantially more likely than other women to take at least one heart disease risk-reducing action as a result. The Heart Truth celebrated the Red Dress symbol in 2012 as it once again came to life on the runway, saluting the more than 70 top fashion houses and 170 celebrities who have inspired millions of women to take action to lower their risk for heart disease.

The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2012 Fashion Show was possible through the support of presenting sponsor Diet Coke with partners Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas.

Red Dress Collection Photos and Graphics
Photos and graphics related to the Red Dress Collection 2012 and The Heart Truth campaign are available in the Image Library.

Participating Celebrities and Designers
The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2012 featured 17 celebrity women paired with many prestigious fashion houses. Participating celebrities and designers included:

Aisha Tyler in Badgley Mischka
Chaka Khan in Chris March
Christie Brinkley in Pamella Roland
Cindi Leive in Jason Wu
Debbie Phelps in Adrianna Papell
Elisabeth Rohm in Nicole Miller
Giselle Blondet in Oscar de la Renta
Gloria Estefan in Narciso Rodriguez
Jeannette Torres-Álvarez in Carlos Miele
Jenna Elfman in Alberta Ferretti
Jennifer Nettles in David Meister
La La Anthony in Rachel Roy
Linda Evans in Tadashi Shoji
Minka Kelly in Diane von Furstenberg
Patti Stanger in Marc Bouwer
Rebecca Romijn in Marchesa
Rose McGowan in Roberto Cavalli

Last Updated: March 14, 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.