American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection 2019
The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection is an exclusive event where fashion, entertainment and philanthropy collide with the singular purpose of shining a light on women’s heart health. This was the 15th annual event, a collaboration between the Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) serves as Go Red’s national marquee event by bringing together drivers of pop-culture in fashion, music and entertainment and leveraging their social systems to reach more women, younger audiences and diverse networks.
The show featured two looks from designers in the not-for-profit, independently-run Fashion Incubator Programs housed in Macy’s: Madelange Laroche from the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator and Rakan Shams Aldeen from the Chicago Fashion Incubator. Sheinelle Jones wore an elegant, off-the-shoulder, embellished mermaid gown with a removable overskirt by Magdelange Laroche and Elisabeth Rohm wore a an architectural column gown with an asymmetrical neckline by Rakan Shams Aldeen.
While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women and taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined.
The Association would like to give special thanks to platinum sponsors Macy’s and CVS Health, with support from Radisson RED, media sponsor Variety, make-up provider Shar Sinclair, hair styling provider Tearsheet’s Giovanni Guintoli and Sica Dawn with Cutler and Redken, nail provider Sheila Cato from Christine Valmy International Beauty and jewellery provider Carolee.
This year’s Red Dress Collection fashion show, hosted by Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef), featured 22 celebrities including Amy Robach (ABC News/Good Morning America), Ashleigh Murray (Riverdale), Beau Garrett (Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, The Good Doctor), Becky G (singer), Nikki and Brie Bella (WWE Wrestling Pros, Total Bellas on E!), Bo Derek (10, Tommy Boy), Brooke Burke (model and fitness icon), Danica McKellar(The Wonder Years), Dorit Kemsley (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, designer), Elisabeth Rohn (Joy, American Hustle), Jordyn Woods (model, Instagram personality), Laurie Hernandez (gymnast), Nathalie Kelley (Dynasty, The Fast and the Furious), Nicole Ari Parker (Empire, Boogie Nights), Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction, Ray Donovan), Sheinelle Jones (NBC/TODAY), Sherri Shepherd (30 Rock, TV host), Skai Jackson (Jessie, Bunk’D) and Susan Lucci (All My Children).
Americana/soul duo The War and Treaty opened the show with ”Hearts” and “Healing Tide” and Grammy award winning rapper, singer, songwriter and actress Eve closed out the evening with some of her biggest hits: “Who’s That Girl,” “Rich Girl,” “Blow Ya Mind,” and “Tambourine”.
For the first time ever, “America’s Top Dog,” Best in Show at the 2018 Westminster Dog Show, Flynn the Bichon Frise walked the runway with actress Bo Derek.
Congenital heart defect survivor and Macy’s colleague Emily Straley accompanied by her mother, Kathleen, also hit the runway. The mother-daughter pair proceeded the introduction of Go Red for Women’s newest campaign called Watch Me, which focuses on engaging Millennial women in modeling their healthy habits for their mothers.
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