The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection: New York Fashion Week 2011

heart truth red dress fashion show - dita-von-teese

Last night's Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection fashion show was a rousing kick off to New York Fashion Week Fall 2011 at Lincoln Center. Celebrities like Dita Von Teese, Cat Deeley and Camila Alves walked the runway in designer red dresses to help raise awareness of heart disease as the #1 killer of American women.

Dita Von Teese at Heart Truth Red Dress CollectionDita Von Teese in Zac Posen

Other participants in this year's show included Ann Curry in Carmen Marc ValvoAudrina Patridge in Badgley MischkaDania Ramirez in Catherine MalandrinoEva Amurri in Chris Benz, Garcelle Beauvais in Monique LhuillierGiuliana Rancic in Notte by MarchesaJulianne Hough in Swarovski, and Katrina Bowden in Oscar de la Renta, among othersA very pregnant Laila Ali walked in A Pea in the Pod, while Linda Gray in Pamella RolandPatti LaBelle in Zang Toi, and Suzanne Somers in Ina Soltani all looked radiant.

Garcelle Beauvais and Cat Deeley at Heart Truth Red Dress CollectionGarcelle Beauvais in Monique Lhuillier and Cat Deeley in Alberta Ferretti

Natasha Bedingfield in Reem Acra closed the show, performing her song "Strip Me" accompanied only by a guitar. 

Camila Alves and Natasha Bedingfield at Heart Truth Red Dress CollectionCamila Alves in Kaufman Franco and Natasha Bedingfield in Nicole Miller

Walking the red carpet to support partner Camila Alves was Matthew McConaughey, while Susan Sarandon cheered on daughter Eva Amurri, and Bill Rancic accompanied wife Giuliana. Lisa Rinna, Kat DeLuna, Nigel Barker, Miss J Alexander, Jay Manuel, Johnny Weir, Countess Luann deLesseps, Carson Kressley, Mary Amons, and Sonja Morgan were also in attendance.

Love the dresses? For the third consecutive year, The Heart Truth, in partnership with Clothes Off Our Back, will auction a selection of designer dresses worn by celebrities in the fashion show. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and will be used to further efforts related to women’s heart health awareness and research.