The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2009 – New York Fashion Week

The New York Fashion Week Fall 2009 collections began with a show promoting The Heart Truth, a campaign promoting heart disease awareness. As in years past, this season included notable actresses, athletes and personalities such as Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin (winner of the gymnastics all-around at the Beijing Games), “Wonder Woman” Lynda Carter (who lip-synced down the runway), and actress/singer Hilary Duff.

Each celebrity wore a red dress created by a different designer; Duff’s pairing with Donna Karan was a natural due to her recent work with DKNY Jeans on an apparel line, and Liukin donned Max Azria, for whom she is starring in a Spring 2009 advertising campaign.

Four dresses in the collection – those worn by Daisy Fuentes, Jane Kaczmarek, Carter and Valerie Bertinelli – will be auctioned off for charity at www.clothesoffourback.org, a program founded by Kaczmarek and her husband Bradley Whitford. Bidding ends Feb. 27.

Photo Gallery: The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2009 – New York Fashion Week
all photos by Kwai Chan / Meniscus Magazine

Remaining celebrity models:

Amanda Bynes, actress
Designer: Daniel Swarovski

Jennie Garth, actress
Designer: Badgley Mischka

Tori Spelling, actress
Designer: Betsey Johnson

Vivica A. Fox, actress
Designer: Jenny Packham

Lynda Carter, actress/singer
Designer: Carolina Herrera

Daisy Fuentes, presenter
Designer: Pamella Roland

Kristi Yamaguchi, figure skater
Designer: Vera Wang

Natasha Henstridge, actress
Designer: Verrier

Nia Long, actress
Designer: Tracy Reese

Brittany Snow, actress
Designer: Marchesa

Nastia Liukin, gymnast
Designer: Max Azria

Valerie Bertinelli, actress/author
Designer: Christian Siriano

Amanda Beard, swimmer
Designer: Cushnie et Ochs

Samantha Harris, presenter
Designer: David Meister

Cicely Tyson, actress
Designer: b. Michael

Jane Kaczmarek, actress
Designer: Michael Kors

Susan Lucci, actress
Designer: Gustavo Cadile

Hilary Duff, actress/singer
Designer: Donna Karan