Fall Ready-to-Wear 2011

Heart Truth Red Dress Collection

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Painting the Town Red

The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Julianne Hough

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  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Julianne Hough
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Audrina Patridge
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Eve
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Dania Ramirez
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Linda Gray
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Katrina Bowden
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Taraji P Henson
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Archie Panjabi
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Eva Amurri
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Dita Von Teese
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Camila Alves
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Denise Richards
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Garcelle Beauvais
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Suzanne Somers
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Giuliana Rancic
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Alison Sweeney
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Laila Ali
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Cat Deeley
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Ann Curry
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Patti LaBelle
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Gayle King
  • The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Natasha Bedingfield
  • Bobbi Brown and Eve backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection RTW Fall 2011
  • Taraji P Henson in Naeem Khan backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection RTW Fall 2011
  • Dita Von Teese in Zac Posen backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection RTW Fall 2011
  • Katrina Bowden in Oscar de la Renta backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection RTW Fall 2011
  • Dania Ramirez in Catherine Malandrino backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection RTW Fall 2011
  • Suzanne Somers in Ina Soltani backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection RTW Fall 2011
  • Audrina Patridge in Badgley Mischka backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection RTW Fall 2011
  • Julianne Hough in Swarovski backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection RTW Fall 2011
  • Ann Curry in Carmen Marc Valvo backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection RTW Fall 2011
  • Laila Ali in A Pea in the Pod backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection RTW Fall 2011
  • Eva Amurri in Chris Benz with the designer backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection RTW Fall 2011
  • Giuliana Rancic in Notte by Marchesa backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection RTW Fall 2011
  • Garcelle Beauvais in Monique Lhuillier backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection RTW Fall 2011
  • Denise Richards in Matthew Williamson backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection RTW Fall 2011
  • Eve in David Meister backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection RTW Fall 2011
  • Gayle King in Donna Karan backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection RTW Fall 2011
  • Dita Von Teese in Zac Posen with Suzanne Somers in Ina Soltani backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection RTW Fall 2011
  • Natasha Bedingfield

Painting the Town Red

Eve, Natasha Bedingfield, Eva Amurri, Denise Richards, Gayle King and the rest of Wednesday’s lineup at the Red Dress show were all business — show business.

Eve, Natasha Bedingfield, Eva Amurri, Denise Richards, Gayle King and the rest of Wednesday’s lineup at the Red Dress show were all business — show business.

Newscaster Ann Curry was a little taken aback by the 1,000-person crowd, which included Matthew McConaughey in the front row. “I rarely have my nails done, and I have sparkles on my arm — I don’t know how well that will go over the next time I go to Pakistan,” she said.

Curry was one of the few not hawking her own film, book, TV show, hair care line, skin care products or fashion. Dita Von Teese, Camila Alves, Taraji P. Henson, Laila Ali, Dania Ramirez, Amurri, Richards, Suzanne Somers and a host of others had something to sell and were more than happy to work the room.

Eve was talking up her forthcoming album, “Lip Lock,” but don’t cross her professionally. “I fired everyone in my life last year and cleared out all the cobwebs,” she said.

Von Teese, in Zac Posen, seemed aware of her omnipresence. “Right now I am trying not to be photographed with my mouth open,” she said. Richards, in a Matthew Williamson gown, buttoned up when asked about ex-husband Charlie Sheen. She did open up about a new book — “but it won’t be a tell-all.”

Gayle King has had it with the questions about her relationship with Oprah Winfrey. “I have been asked and asked so many times,” she said. “And there’s nothing wrong with it [being a couple]. I would tell you if we were and so would she.”

King was beyond enthused to be wearing a Donna Karan gown, excited the designer had “picked” her.

Olympic skater Johnny Weir (in Gareth Pugh metallic leggings) dropped by while the models were lining up. Chris Benz also ducked backstage to cheer on his catwalker, Amurri, whose mother, Susan Sarandon, was out front. Ali said she relies on her father Muhammad’s advice: “Never step on anybody to get ahead.” McConaughey’s partner, Alves, was not having preshow heart palpitations, nor did she need his advice. “This is a girl thing,” she said, flexing her muscles for effect.

Dressed in street clothes after the show, Bedingfield stopped dead in her tracks heading for the door. “Oh, are those from tonight?” she cooed to the house photographer, who was scrolling through images. “Pick that one.”

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