NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2008 – New York Fashion Week is an eight-day preview of the fall looks of 100 or so designers. And for the fifth year in a row, the Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection fashion show featured celebrities on the catwalk in red designer dresses promoting the anti-heart disease campaign.
The event, which features singers, actresses and supermodels in red designer dresses, is held to raise awareness about heart disease — a leading killer of women.The show uses the glamour of fashion to highlight risk factors such as high blood pressure, raised cholesterol levels, and lack of exercise which are leading causes of heart disease.
Uber-model Heidi Klum, who rarely graces the catwalk these days outside “Project Runway,” walked in the skimpiest dress – a short two-layer slip dress by Marc Jacobs with thin spaghetti straps.
First Lady Laura Bush kicked off the event with some opening remarks and, talk about heart, Liza Minnelli took the audience by surprise by closing the show with her signature song “New York, New York”.
See InStyle’s slideshow of the collection.