The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red For Women™ Red Dress Collection, presented by Macy’s, returned to the Hammerstein Ballroom. Lea Salonga kicked off the evening with a heartfelt rendition of “I Lived” by OneRepublic, En Vogue rocked the house with performances of “My Lovin (You’re Never Gonna Get It)”, “Hold On” and “Free Your Mind” and Harley Viera-Newton (DJ, model and fashion influencer) DJ’ed throughout the evening.
This year’s show, hosted by Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny/The Handmaid’s Tale), featured 17 celebrities including Adrienne Houghton (The Real), CeCe Winans (Grammy award-winning gospel singer), Elisabeth Röhm (Law and Order), Ginger Zee (Chief Meteorologist, ABC News), Grace Helbig (television and YouTube personality), Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice), Kathy Ireland (supermodel-turned-mogul), Lea Salonga (Broadway actress and voice of two Disney princesses), Liz Hernandez (Access Hollywood and E! News), Lynn Whitfield (Greenleaf), Marion Ross (Happy Days), Maye Musk (model, dietitian, and latest CoverGirl), Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the Teenage Witch), ™ (supermodel), Rachel Lindsay (The Bachelorette), Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) and Zuri Hall (E! News).
Founded by the now federal convening partner The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s The Heart Truth®, the exclusive event reminds women of the need to protect their heart health and act in the fight against heart disease and stroke in women.
Walking in this year’s Red Dress Collection were two heart disease survivors – Macy’s employee Karen A. Hill from Washington, D.C., who is living with cardiomyopathy, as well as AHA national spokeswoman and Go Red For Women “Real Women” Lilly Rocha from Pasadena, CA, who survived a heart attack at the age of 37.
The show featured three looks from designers in the not-for-profit, independently-run Fashion Incubator Programs housed at Macy’s: Tanesha Prunty from the Chicago Fashion Incubator, Lia Larrea from Fashion Incubator San Francisco and Dur Doux from the D.C. Fashion Incubator. Wearing these designs were Tatyana Ali in Tanesha Prunty, Ginger Zee in Lia Larrea and Elisabeth Röhm in Dur Doux.
Makeup was provided by Shar Sinclair, hair styling was provided by Giovanni Giuntoli, jewelry was provided by CAROLEE and nails were provided by maniorpedi.com.
Macy’s, the founding national sponsor of Go Red For Women, is the presenting sponsor of the annual Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection. To date, Macy’s has raised more than $65 million for Go Red For Women through the generosity and commitment of Macy’s associates and customers, which has helped to directly fund women’s heart health research and education.