in Nicholas K; Liz Hernandez in Jay Godfrey; Elizabeth Rohm in fashion incubator Dur Doux; Grace Helbig in Sachin & Babi; Kate Walsh in Rubin Singer; Lynn Whitefield in Terani Couture; Melissa Joan Hart wore John Paul Ataker; Rachel Lindsay wore Pamelia Roland; Tatyana Ali wore fashion incubator Gidi; and Zuri Hall wore Catherine Regehr.
Also joining the celebrities on the runway were heart disease survivors Karen A. Hill of Washington, D.C., who is living with cardiomyopathy, and Lilly Rocha of Pasadena, California, who survived a heart attack at the age of 37.
The Red Dress Collection was founded in 2003 by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Heart Truth Campaign in partnership with America’s top fashion designers. The event has been presented by Macy’s since 2014.
Beautiful women in beautiful designer gowns put the issue of women and heart disease in the national spotlight. Every 80 seconds a woman dies of a cardiovascular disease, making it the leading killer among women.
The Red Dress Collection has previously been worn by such celebrity models as: Kris, Kendall and Kylie Jenner; Giada DeLaurentis; Lucy Lawless; Zendeya; Barbara Eden; Rosie O’Donnell; Laverne Cox; Alexa Rae Joel; Olivia Culpo; Juliette Lewis; CCH Pounder; Fran Drescher; Florence Henderson; Misty Copeland; and Kelly Osborne.
Designers who have participated include: Zac Posen; Oscar de la Renta; Carolina Herrera; Marchesa; Badgley Mischka; Carmen Marc Valvo; Pamella Roland; and Donna Karan.
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