Stars Strut Runway at the Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show

By Mercedes Sanchez

Actress Dania Ramirez in Catherine Malandrino

To say I enjoyed last night's Heart Truth's Red Dress fashion show is an understatement. At the tents in Lincoln Center, it was more like a celebration of life as top celebrities rocked the runway in designer dresses to increase awareness of heart disease- the #1 killer in American women. (Catch our backstage & red carpet coverage on BeChicTV here).

"Women can control their risk factors by becoming aware of what the risks are, and they need to make some modest changes in their everyday activity," says Dr. Susan B. Shurin of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. "The Red Dress fashion show is a way for the fashion industry and celebrities to help people take charge of their health."

BACKSTAGE & RED CARPET Before the show - which included a surprise performance by Natasha Bedingfield with a live guitarist- I caught up with Suzanne Somers, Dania Ramirez and Audrina Patridge in hair  & makeup. On the red carpet, we spoke with The Biggest Loser's Alison Sweeney, professional boxer & fitness expert Laila Ali and a few other A-listers.

FAVORITES While Dania (pictured above) may have had the best biceps, Giuliana Rancic and Taraji P. Henson brought the room to life with their catwalk and music choice. Favorite dress? Camila Alves' (Matthew McConaughey's  girlfriend) super sultry Kaufman Franco frock and Audrina's shimmery Badgley Mischka gown are my personal faves.

Watch our exclusive backstage & red carpet coverage on BeChicTV, or on the video below, plus a slideshow of the celebrity models at the end of the post. Tell us which dress is your favorite.

SLIDESHOW

So which one is your favorite? - Mercedes