News Release

Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection 2007 Fashion Show

Who: The Heart Truth, a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease, is a program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

What: With the continued support of the fashion industry, The Heart Truth is returning to Bryant Park for the fifth year to spotlight the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease. A fashion show featuring celebrities wearing Red Dresses designed by America’s top designers will take place on February 2, 2007, which is National Wear Red Day.

When: Friday, February 2, at 11 a.m.

Where: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
“The Tent” at Bryant Park
Sixth Avenue entrance between 40th and 42nd Streets
New York City

Additional Information: The 2007 program will bring together “celebrated women” from the performing arts, literature, fashion, business, food, media/journalism, and sports on one runway to support the issue and prompt women to take action to protect their heart health. They will be wearing Red Dresses created by the following top designers: Betsey Johnson, Calvin Klein, Carmen Marc Valvo, Carolina Herrera, Daniel Swarovski, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Jovovich-Hawk, Kenneth Cole, Max Azria Atelier, Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, Nicole Miller, Oscar de la Renta, Peter Som, Ralph Lauren, Tracy Reese, Vera Wang, Zac Posen, and more. The Fashion Show is presented by Johnson & Johnson and affiliated companies, with national sponsors Celestial Seasonings and Swarovski, and media partner Lifetime.

Photo Opps: Angela Bassett, Billie Jean King, Danica Patrick, Katharine McPhee, Kelly Ripa, Kerry Washington, Paula Zahn, Phylicia Rashad, Rachael Ray, Rihanna, and more.

Contact: The Heart Truth media team at, or Megan Salt at

Part of the National Institutes of Health, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) plans, conducts, and supports research related to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases; and sleep disorders. The Institute also administers national health education campaigns on women and heart disease, healthy weight for children, and other topics. NHLBI press releases and other materials are available online at:

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