Examiner.com was on the scene for the "Go Red For Women The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection" presentation on Thursday, Feb. 6 at at the Theatre at Lincoln Centre. The purpose of the show and the Go Red For Women and The Heart Truth campaigns is to raise awareness of heart disease, which kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.
The show was sponsored by Macy's who gifted guests with some fabulous products. Subway Restaurants also sponsored the show because they are all about healthy eating. We spotted their spokesperson Jared backstage and there were some models dressed in red dresses made of subway napkins hanging out. A few of the younger attendees were excited to see Victoria Justice and AnnaSophia Robb backstage.
Before the show began, Star Jones who is the national spokesperson for Heart Disease recounted her experience with the disease having had an open heart surgery after her weight loss. "Amazingly, even though the doctors stopped my heart for 22 minutes on the operating table, I made it through open-heart surgery without any complications," she told attendees.
Then the show began! All of the ladies looked stunning in their respective red dresses. Lindsey Vonn got the loudest cheers when she hobbled on the runway in crutches and Ne Ne got a lot of love, too. Anika Noni Rose brought some spunk to the runway by dancing and twirling on the catwalk.
Below is a list of each celebrity who walked in the show and what they wore.
Alicia Quarles in Zac Posen
Anika Noni Rose in Pamella Roland
AnnaSophia Robb in Alice + Olivia
Bella Thorne in Badgely Mischka
Colbie Caillat in Nicole Miller
Daphne Oz in Sarah Liller (Macys’s Incubator Designer)
Giada De Laurentiis in Carolina Herrera
Gina Torres in Marchesa
Ireland Baldwin in Donna Karan
Jill Hennessy in Dennis Basso
Jill Martin in Annina King (Macys Incubator Designer)
Joan Jett in Catherine Malandrino
Joan Van Ark in Mark Zunino
Kat Graham in Mathieu Mirano
Lindsey Vonn in Cynthia Rowley
NeNe Leakes in Dolce and Gabbana
Rutina Wesley in Max Azria
Sasha Cohen in Marc Bouwer
Taryn Manning in Carmen Marc Valvo
Thea Andrews in Rachel Roy
Victoria Justice in Oscar de la Renta
After the presentation, it was fun to go backstage and see the celebs mingling. Ne Ne was spotted drinking champagne and posing for photos with fans. "Orange Is The New Black Star" Taryn Manning was also a fan favorite. We spotted Kat Graham hanging with Sasha Cohen.
Notable attendees included Adrienne Bailon, Jacquie Lee, Jared “The SUBWAY Guy” Fogle, Leona Lewis, Martine Reardon (Macy’s, Chief Marketing Officer), Mariell Jessup, Pamella Roland, Star Jones, Tony Pace (SUBWAY Global Chief Marketing Officer), and Tracy Anderson.