Go Red For Women – Miami Red Dress Fashion Show

Benefits American Heart Association

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 8 p.m.
The Setai
2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-631-4750 (Reservations required)

The American Heart Association will step out on the runway of Funkshion’s Fall Fashion Week with its Miami Red Dress Fashion Show on Wednesday, October 19. The event celebrates fashion, philanthropy and culture, all in the name of women’s heart health as part of the Go Red for Women movement.

Each year the Miami Red Dress Fashion Show brings critical attention to Heart Disease and Women. The evening kicks off with a Pre-Show Cocktail Hour at 8 p.m., hosted by Primp Salon & Hair Extension Boutique. The show will begin at 9 p.m. with a musical performance by Ruben Campbell, singer, actor and founder of Music for Your Heart Foundation.

Maria Celeste at the 2009 Red Dress Fashion Show

An eclectic assortment of red dresses from renowned designers will grace the runway, accessorized by Piaget and Judith Lieber. Participating designers include Laundry by Shelli Segal and Jantzen by Perry Ellis International; Oscar de la Renta; Donna Karan; Nicole Miller; Gustavo Cadile; Angel Sanchez; Silvia Tcherassi; Diego Binetti; Victoria Lopez Castro; Fisico by Cristina Ferrari; Ever After; Koam Designs; Sarahi House of Fashion; Custo Barcelona; LAVUK; and the Project Runway Latin America Red Dress winner.

Symbolizing women’s fight against heart disease, the American Heart Association’s symbolic Red Dress signature is the icon of the national Go Red For Women movement. Nationally, the color red is promoted to further establish the American Heart Association as the leading authority on heart heath. Though largely perceived as a “man’s” disease, heart disease is also the No. 1 killer of women, claiming more lives than the next four cause of death combined, including all forms of cancer.

Celebrities, models and heart disease survivors will walk the runway for the cause through their participation in the Miami Red Dress Fashion show. Local celebrities include Monica Fonseca, Natalia Jimenez, Marysol Patton, Danna Garcia, Candella Ferro and Adriana de Moura. Lissette Gonzalez, meteorologist at CBS4, will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies. Gonzalez participated in the 2010 fashion show and also hosted the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Celebration Luncheon in Broward County in September 2009.

Festivities will continue after the fashion show at the MOMMS Post Show Party at Mokai starting at 11 p.m.

For more information about the American Heart Association and its programs, call 305-631-4750.

About American Heart Association
Founded in 1924, we’re the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases — America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers — we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.

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