I find that the most enjoyable shows are fashion week are always the ones connected to a good cause. Thursday night’s Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show was full of celebrity models and celebrity guests. Rather than the cliche fashionista ‘attitude’, the atmosphere in the Bryant Park tents was one of warmth and support.
Stars like Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Heidi Klum sashayed their way down the runway in custom red gowns by Marchesa, Badgley Mischka and John Galliano. Legends like Joan Collins made an appropriately dramatic turn in Stephane Rolland. Raven Symone strutted down the runway in full diva, (tongue-in-cheek)to the cheers of fans. She tripped towards the end and then kicked up her stilettos in the air as her last spin. Touchingly, an absolutely gorgeous Felicity Huffman strolled out in Oscar de la Renta, and was surprised to see her husband, William H. Macy in the front row. She walked off the stage and gave him a happy kiss. The Heart Truth is a campaign to raise awareness about heart disease in women. The Red Dress initiative, with Heidi Klum as their spokesperson has inspired millions of women to learn more and make changes to their health. Swarovski provided all the bling, as well as Kristin Chenoweth’s stunning gown.
Other stars on the runway: (Glowingly pregnant) Bethenny Frankel, Elisabeth Hasselbeck,Felicity Huffman,Dara Torres,Estelle,Heidi Klum,Joan Collins,Jordin Sparks,Kim Kardashian,Kimora Lee,Kristin Chenoweth,Mamie Gummer,Pauley Perrett,Raven-Symone,Regina King,Robin Roberts and Valerie Harper. Cheering from the front row were Robert Verdi, Wendy Williams and Tinsley Mortimer.
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