New York Fashion Week is not just about designers showcasing their fabulous looks for the upcoming season. Fashion Week also has a heart, and according to a Feb. 4 Wetpaint report, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star and actress Nene Leakes will join other celebrities to kick off New York Fashion Week 2014 in style during the Feb. 6 “GO RED FOR WOMEN® / THE HEART TRUTH ® RED DRESS COLLECTION” runway show.
According to E! News, New York Fashion Week 2014 is scheduled to run from Feb 6. through Feb. 13 at “the tents” at Lincoln Center, but some big names like Alexander Wang will show offsite. Nicholas K, BCBG Max Azria and Tadashi Shoji are three of the designers slated to debut the first fall/winter 2014 looks at Fashion Week.
Leakes shared her New York Fashion Week modeling debut on Twitter, writing, “U goin 2 Fashion Week n NYC? Come check out @thehearttruth red dress collection on Thursday, I'll be walkin n the show @blackhalostyle.”
As the Examiner previously reported, last year the event, which puts the spotlight on fighting heart disease, was held at the Hammerstein Ballroom on New York, and showcased red dresses modeled by everyone including Minka Kelly, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Kris Jen ner, Toni Braxton, Gabrielle Douglas and Kelly Osbourne.
Celebrity fashionistas and non-fashionistas rocked various designer gowns, including Badgley Mischka, Herve L. Leroux, Marc Bouwer, Cushnie et Ochs, Oscar de la Renta, Zac Posen and Pamella Rowland.
Actress Brenda Strong was elegant in a Marc Bouwer’s draped style and pulled on her Miss America experience to make sure she did not trip on the runway. “In my last incarnation, when I was in college, I was a Miss America contestant. That was a long runway!” she said.
Diet Coke’s “Heart Truth” ambassador, Kelly was delightful in Oscar de la Renta. “This is all done with a sense of humor. It's fun. I don't fancy myself a model, but maybe the models aren't relatable if we're not perfect, so it works for me,” she said.
Osbourne, sizzled in Zac Posen and Douglas enjoyed her turn in a Pamella Roland gown. “I am participating because of the heart health cause. ... I want young girls to think about it. I want to get the message out,” Douglas said. “My advice to them is to stay active, eat healthy.”
Trainer Jillian Michaels joined the fashion show in a Cushnie et Ochs gown, while Toni Braxton was lovely in Herve L. Leroux. The Jenner family showed their support with Kris, Kendall and Kylie Jenner all walking the runway in Badgley Mischka. Kris rocked a form-fitting gown, Kendal wore an embellished cap sleeve look, and Kylie stunned in a plunging back.