Red Hot: Celebrity Models Walk the Runway for Women’s Health

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 08: Actress Tatyana Ali walks the runway at the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2018 presented by Macy’s at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for AHA)

Red dresses, heart signs, and dance steps all traveled down the runway Thursday night as celebrity models showed their support in kicking heart disease by kicking off New York’s Fashion Week.

Celebrity models, actresses, social influencers and musical artists all donned red designer gowns — and a couple of pantsuits — at the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2018, presented by Macy’s.

The show, held at the Hammerstein Ballroom, was hosted by Marisa Tomei and featured musical performances by Tony Award winner and Disney legend Lea Salonga and R&B-pop group En Vogue. Salonga wore Oliver Tolentino, while En Vogue members wore Michael Costello with fishnet hose and boots.

Wearing Carmen Marc Valvo during her opening remarks and Alice + Olivia on the runway, Tomei spoke about the importance of women’s health.

She told of the startling underrepresentation in clinical research involving women and the role gender plays in health.

The diversity of the celebrity models stretched from