The Red Dress Collection kicked off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City last night with a star-studded runway backed this year by the first-ever collaboration of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) awareness campaign, The Heart Truth.
The Red Dress Collection has kicked off Fashion Week since 2003 with celebrities taking to the runway and this year was no different. This year’s celebrities included some gorgeous Latinas:
Actress Bella Thorne looked gorgeous in Badgley Mischka. The star shared her reason for going ‘Red’ was that both of her grandfathers passed away from heart disease.
Gina Torres stunned in Marchesa on the runway lending her support for the awareness of cardiovascular disease in women.
Victoria Justice wore Oscar de la Renta in support of a life-saving cause at the Go Red for Women/The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection fashion show.
Other models included: Olympians Lindsey Vonn and Sasha Cohen along with Joan Jett, Anika Noni Rose, NeNe Leakes, AnnaSophia Robb, Colbie Caillat, Giada De Laurentiis, Taryn Manning and Daphne Oz.
Americans everywhere are encouraged to take the Go Red Challenge on Feb. 7. Simply wearing red can help raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and encourage the fight for better health in women. Latinas take note, there are some staggering statistics that caught our attention.
For more information about women and heart disease, visit The Heart Truth web pages at www.hearttruth.gov.