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Heart Truth  NY Fashion Week Fall 2006

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Heart Truth: The Red Dress Collection Fall 2006

22 of the most influential and legendary movie stars, rock, and R&B singers of all generations came together to share the message of the red dress and what it symbolizes that “heart disease doesn’t care what you wear. It’s the number one killer of women of any race, creed or background.” With the support of Fashion Week’s top designers, The Red Dress has gained much notoriety in communicating its women’s health message to community groups and other organizations that can help build awareness. This national campaign warns women about the risk of heart disease and inspires them to take action at every age, it’s never too late to show your heart that you care, is the mantra. This season the following designers lent their interpretation of the beautiful Red Dress and all that it stands for.

LINDSAY LOHAN FOR CALVIN KLEIN
Lohan released her debut album. Speak, in December 2004 with the hit single "Rumors"—and recently released her sophomore album A Little More Personal (Raw). She is also a well-known actress, starring in a number of movies, including The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday, and A4eon G»'r/s, Lohan will next star in the upcoming releases of Just My Luck, A Prairie Home Companion, Bobby and Chapter 27.
NELLY FURTADO FOR BETSEY JOHNSON
Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, this multi-platinum singer-songwriter has been one of the most successful pop stars worldwide in the last half decade, receiving Gold or Platinum certification in 25 different countries, not to mention her greatest achievement—a Grammy Award for the hit song "I'm Like A Bird" and five Juno Awards.
LEE ANN WOMACK FOR CARMEN MARC VALVO
One of Country's leading ladies, Womack's torchy, country-soul delivery has stunned critics and fans since her 1997 self-titled debut. In 2000, "I Hope You Dance" made her a household name and 2005's There's More Where That Came From, is a "strikingly handsome album" (New York Times) and "the most cherished CD on Music Row" (Entertainment Weekly). Womack tops countless 2005 top-ten lists and was the most-awarded artist at this year's Country Music Awards.
FERGIE FOR DANIEL SWAROVSKI
Fergie joined The Black Eyed Peas on their 2003 release, Elephunk, which sold 8 million copies worldwide and won a Grammy Award. The follow up, Monkey Business, has sold over 6 million copies worldwide and earned four Grammy nominations- Fergie is currently working on a solo album.
JOSSIE PEREZ FOR DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Perez, who has been championed by Placido Domingo and James Levine, is a mezzo-soprano who performs around the world. She is celebrated for her role as Carmen with the Boston Lyric Opera, performed for 65,000 people. She has won awards with The Richard Tucker Music Foundation, Placido Domingo's Operalia competition, and The Louis and Edward Foundations.
DEBORAH HARRY FOR DONNA KARAN
Harry gained notoriety as a member of the wildly popular band Blondie. She has also released five solo albums and achieved individual status as a lyricist, solo artist, and jazz vocalist.
NATASHA BEDINGFIELD FOR ESTEBAN CORTAZAR
Bedingfield became the biggest breakout female star all around the world this past year. The singer/songwriter's debut album Unwritten has already spawned #1 hit singles in many countries and continents. Here in the U.S., she's already had a Top 10 smash "These Words" and her new single "Unwritten" is on the same fast track, having recently become the #1 most downloaded song on iTunes.
KELLY ROWLAND FOR HOUSE OF DEREON
As one-third of Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling female musical groups of all time, Rowland has brought the sound of her voice to millions of fans. She is a multi-platinum chart-topping solo artist as well—in 2002, she released her first album. Simply Deep, and has a new self-titled album due out June 1 6. Destiny's Child is nominated for four 2006 Grammy Awards.
CHERYL BENTYNE FOR JAY MCCARROLL
Bentyne, a member of the multi-Grammy Award-winning group Manhattan Transfer, recently released her latest solo album Let Me Off Uptown. She is currently performing at the legendary New York jazz club Birdland.
EARTHA KITT FOR KAI MILLA
Kitt has been nominated for a Tony (three times), the Grammy (twice), and an Emmy Award. At 79, she has become a familiar voice to a new generation of children through her work in such films as Holes, The Emperor's New Groove, and Kronk's New Groove.
EMMYLOU HARRIS FOR KENNETH COLE
For over 30 years, Harris has flowed effortlessly between musical genres, achieving popularity in pop, folk, country, and alternative music and winning 1 1 Grammy Awards. Nominated for two 2006 Grammy Awards, including Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Harris recorded "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" for Brokeback Mountain, which was awarded a Golden Globe in 2006.
YOLANDA ADAMS FOR LUCA LUCA
Since her 1988 debut, the acclaimed and uplifting Just As I Am, Adams has been wowing gospel audiences all over the world. She released the album Day by Day in 2005, and is nominated for three 2006 Grammy Awards, including Best Gospel Performance, Best Gospel Song, and Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album.
CHRISTINA MILIAN FOR MAX AZRIA ATELIER
Grammy-nominated Milian is gearing up for a busy spring. Her next album, So Amazin' will be released in April and she will be seen in Dimension's thriller, Pulse, in March.
BEBE NEUWIRTH FOR NARCISO RODRIGUEZ
New Jersey native Neuwirth is a Broadway dancer and singer. She has Tony Awards for Velma in "Chicago," and Nickie in "Sweet Charity." Her two Emmy Awards are for Lilith on Cheers. She recently starred in Law and Order: Trial by Jury, and has appeared in numerous films.
JOJO FOR NICOLE MILLER
Multi-platinum, international recording artist, and songwriter, Jojo is the youngest solo artist ever to have a #1 single on the Billboard Pop Charts, and the youngest ever to be nominated for an MTV Video Music Award. She is currently finishing her sophomore album for a Spring release. Jojo will sing the National Anthem at the Pro Bowl, Sunday, February 12th, and has two feature films set to release this March and April.
PATTI HANSEN FOR OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Hansen, one of the most successful and recognized models of our time, has appeared on more than one hundred covers for top magazines in the United States and Europe. She participated in Red Dress Collection 2004 and 2005.
SHERYL CROW FOR RALPH LAUREN
Crow is a 9-time Grammy Award-winning artist renowned for both her singing and songwriting. From her self-titled breakthrough debut album, Tuesday Night Music Club to her recently released Wildflower, she has been a staple on the rock charts since the early 1 990s. She is nominated for three 2006 Grammy Awards. She also participated in the Red Dress Collection 2005. AUDRA MCDONALD FOR RICHARD TYLER
McDonald won three Tony Awards before the age of 30 and a fourth last season ("Carousel," "Master Class," "Ragtime," and "A Raisin in the Sun"). This season, she tours across the U.S. in a solo show with her talented ensemble, making stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, and New York's Carnegie Hall, where her 2001 solo debut was a sell-out. Designed by Richard Tyler as the Delta Air Lines 2006 flight attendant uniform
AMERIE FOR TOMMY HILFIGER
Amerie is nominated for two 2006 Grammy awards—Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best Contemporary R&B Album—for her second album, Touch. Her first single "Why Don't We Fall in Love," from her debut album All I Have, was a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
MICHELLE PHILLIPS FOR TRACY REESE
Phillips is a singer and songwriter who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founder of the 1 960s pop group The Mamas and the Papas. She also enjoyed a career as a solo artist and an actress, starring in the television show Knots Landing.
THALIA FOR VERA WANG
Thalia has sold 10 million albums and is an accomplished actress. She has launched lines of clothing (Thalia Sodi Collection at KMART), sunglasses, and chocolate (Hershey's). Her latest album, her 1 1 th. El Sexto Senfido (The Sixth Sense), has again been a chart topper. It is her first Spanish-focused album in three years.
LEANN RIMES FOR ZAC POSEN
Rimes has sold more than 37 million records and won two Grammys. Rimes' range as a singer has stretched past the borders of traditional country, from her contributions to the Coyote Ugly soundtrack (2000) to the more mature insights she achieves on her latest release, the gold-selling Trii's Woman (2004).
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE ELAINE STRITCH
Legendary Broadway star Elaine Stritch, who won a Tony Award in 2002 for her one-woman production, "Elaine Stritch at Liberty," has achieved success primarily as a stage actress in both musicals and plays. The Detroit-born performer moved to New York City to pursue a career and became the toast of both Broadway and London's West End over the next four decades, collecting a number of trophies on both continents over the years for such award-winning turns as "Bus Stop," "Sail Away," "A Delicate Balance," "Show Boat," and "Company." She is currently performing her first solo cabaret engagement at the Cafe Carlyle. Dressed by Charles Nolan

For more information on the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection:
Contact: Sally McDonough
1111 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-729-4215
FAX: 202-729-4001
Email: sally.mcdonough@ogilvypr.com

PR: HL Group
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Written by: Yvette N. Coleman
Photos: C. Yohance DeLoatch
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