The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2012

Posted on February 09, 2012

Darlings, it was The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Fashion Show 2012 and we don’t think we’ve ever had so much fun at a runway show.

The crowd was raucous and ramped-up, the music was LOUD, and every lady who walked that runway was a DIVA for those 3 minutes.

Miss Chaka is a diva no matter what, and she reminded everyone of that by making sure no one could see anyone else’s dress.

We’d seen pictures of this show many times before but never attended before last night. We always wondered why the pictures from this event weren’t always the most flattering and why the ladies who walk insisted on vamping and waving their arms in the air. Now we know. It’s because the mood is one big party and each lady came out to roars, cheers, and applaud. How could anyone be expected to demurely walk like a model after that? Even the former models like Rebecca Romijn and Christie Brinkley were dancing down that runway like our aunts at a wedding.

Totally fun – and a fantastic way to start of Fashion Week.

Aisha Tyler in Badgley Mischka

 

Chaka Khan in Chris March

Christie Brinkley in Pamella Roland

 

Cindi Leive in Jason Wu

 

Debbie Phelps in Adrianna Papell

Elizabeth Rohm in Nicole Miller

 

Giselle Blondet in Oscar de la Renta

 

Gloria Estefan in Narciso Rodriguez

 

Jeannett Torres-Alvarez in Carlos Miele

 

Jenna Elfman in Alberta Ferretti

 

Jennifer Nettles in David Meister

 

La La Anthony in Rachel Roy

 

Linda Evans in Tadashi Shoji

 

Mina Kelly in Diane von Furstenberg

 

Patti Stanger in Marc Bouwer

 

Rebecca Romijn in Marchesa

 

Rose McGowan in Roberto Cavalli

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • Anonymous

    Rose McGowan gets a total WERQ from me based on … well, everything in that photo!

    • Sobaika Mirza

      “I have arrived, BITCHES!!” 

      I love.

    • Anonymous

      ITA! LOVE the dress, and she is selling it!

    • http://twitter.com/alienspouse Jen Alien-Spouse

      My thoughts exactly!

    • Anonymous

      Including her Michelle Obama arms!

  • http://www.facebook.com/charlotte.horseman Charlotte Horseman

    Oh my gosh – Christie Brinkley – Adorable!! She looks amazing!

    • Cathy S

       She’s so gorgeous. Unreal.

  • http://twitter.com/taijuuuh Taija HU!

    Good God. In that picture, Patti Stanger looks like Katy Perry’s future. 

    • Anonymous

      Pfffthhhhhhhhahahahahaha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=580241410 Iyad Hilal

    Rebecca Romjin and Rose McGowan both look amazing, Gloria’s dress looks very cheap and i feel sorry for Jenna Elfman’s face.

    • Sarah Thomas

      Gloria looks like an opera grande dame. 

    • Anonymous

       that’s what scientology does to faces I guess

    • mrspeel2

      I feel bad for Linda Evans’ face. That’s a horrible picture of her.

      • Anonymous

        She’d have been well-served by some stockings or hose, even if it meant she had to wear closed-toe shoes.  But the smile looks real even if the shadows were unfortunate, and that’s why these photos are great – the smiles look real.

        • mrspeel2

          Yes they do, but of all the ladies here, the shadows are especially bad on her. I mean she’s a gorgeous woman and the pic just doesn’t do her justice. And I agree on the hose; that would have been a good idea.

          • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

            No, it’s not the shadows. She has done so much to her face that it is now unrecognizable and bizarre. However, that being said, Patti Stanger’s gorgeous dress would have been incredible on her. Very Dynasty.

          • mrspeel2

            Agree on the Patti Stanger dress! The one Linda wore was absolutely not doing her any favors.

  • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

    I know that DVF is the same wrap gown she’s been sending down the runway for decades, but god how I covet it.

  • http://twitter.com/thedogsmother thedogsmother

    way to go ladies! and designers! and Chris March!

    • Anonymous

      I love that he found a red leopard print!  (Actually, he probably has a yards and yards of it.)

      • Anonymous

        The reason you’ve never seen a print like that before is because Chris March bought all of it before it even made it to the stores.

        • Anonymous

          The reason you’ve never seen a print like that before . . .

          Huh?  Who says I haven’t?  I just like that he used it.   He does like his leopard prints!  (Remember the green one he used in the wrestling challenge?)

          • Anonymous

            It was more of a general “you” than a specific “you.”

  • Anonymous

    I am amazed by how much I love that dress on Patti Stanger. And she looks better in that shot than she has in a long time.

    • Anonymous

      Not everyone can wear that dress, and it astounds me how great Patti looks in it. She’s got the height and her body looks great. I love surprises like that.

      • Anonymous

        She usually looks like such a train wreck, but this was a really pleasant surprise. Now if only she would get over her irrational hatred of redheads and curly hair.

        • Anonymous

          I know. And I take it personally because I’m a ginger (not curly), coming from a long line of redheads.

  • Anonymous

    So weird to see normal people on the runway – they look so much different than models! 

    Love Minka Kelly’s dress – one word: SPARKLES. 

  • Anonymous

    It’s Minka Kelly, not Mina Kelly.

    And I haven’t thought about Jenna Elfman since 1998.

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see every runway show have this sort of energy and joie de vivre.  I’m so tired of models who look as though they just found out their dog died.

    • Anonymous

      No kidding. I’ve never understood why models have to look so dour (although I guess most of them are hungry). I mean, they’re selling a product. So shouldn’t they look like they’re enjoying the product?

    • Sophie Collier

      The Victoria’s Secret show was pretty jolly.  I think mostly runway models are not supposed to be more than coat hangers and not distract from the garment.  Unless they’ve been forced to wear nose rings. *cough*givenchy*cough*

  • Anonymous

    Oh dear. Linda needs some stockings. As a fellow pasty gal, I feel her pain.

    • Anonymous

      Ditto.  Now, my question is this:  Why didn’t someone TELL her that????  Girl gotta have a friend, right?

      • Anonymous

        It’s possible that she looked fine backstage and during rehearsals, but the flashes from the paps washed her out. I can disappear in pics when the flash is bright enough…

    • Anonymous

      Me too, white white white. But the shape of her legs is still great — stockings would have gone a long way.
      I hate to criticize anything because it’s really a great show, but yeah, Linda needs some hose.
      . . . But then she’d have to lose those hot shoes, which I really like.

      • Anonymous

        Not necessarily. That’s why they make toeless stockings. Best damn invention since sliced bread.

        • Anonymous

          That’s true. I’ve never worn them and thanks for the rec.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, but there are great closed-toe shoes out there – and on balance, she’d have been ahead, IMO. BUT as I said earlier, her smile looks real and that’s the best part of this show.

    • Anonymous

      Definitely agree!  Stockings/hose need to make a come back.

  • Anonymous

    Aisha Tyler is freaking stunning…I simply love her and that is boundless. I love that Chaka Khan (I always was to sing that, Whitney-style) is wearing a Sissy Bear dress!

    And Rose McGowan is owning it, but what happened to her face.  She was so stunning…and she looks VERY different now.  I’ve heard mixed reports that it was intentional or that it was the result of a bad car accident.  Either way, kudos for the Jackson strut down the runway.

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      Bad car accident. Poor Rose, but she still looks great, if different.

      • Anonymous

        Ah, that’s terrible.  In that case, she gets extra snaps/props/kudos from me for rocking her ish stronger than ever. It’s good to see that she’s not letting something bad hold her back.

      • Anonymous

        Not true – according to reports, her injuries required plastic surgery, but weren’t disfiguring.  She’s been piling on the injectibles and Botox ever since, though.

        • Anonymous

          Day-um!  I’m now intrigued enough to do some sleuthing.  If she did this to her face voluntarily that is sad.  Girl was straight up stunning and naturally gorgeous.

      • Anonymous

        ampg called….apparently the car accident left only a cut under one of her eyes and she’s been stuffing herself full of fillers since that time. Sad, sad, sad

      • Anonymous

        I read that it was a slice below her eye that had to be repaired, nothing more.  The accident doesn’t explain the overall tightness of her face, the change of shape to her nose and her cheeks.  Also, since the repair to the original injury (done in 2007), her face has changed drastically. 

  • Anonymous

    great to see such exuberance and glee on the runway (except for Gloria E who looks like she is ready to cut someone)..and with all due respect to Linda Evans i think hose may be in order after a certain age…

    • Anonymous

      I think this shot just caught Gloria off-smile.  

  • Anonymous

    great to see such exuberance and glee on the runway (except for Gloria E who looks like she is ready to cut someone)..and with all due respect to Linda Evans i think hose may be in order after a certain age…

  • Kyle Crawford

    beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.. ROCK ON! Michael Phelps’ mother, you look like a million bucks.. and Aisha Tyler is holding court!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Yay for Michael Phelp’s mom!!!

    • Anonymous

      Melissa McMarthy needs to contact Adrianna Papell!  That shape would be so much more flattering on her rather than what she has been wearing.

  • Anonymous

    That Rachel Roy on Lala Anthony is about two sizes too small. 

  • Anonymous

    They all look great! Nice to hear it was so much fun.
    Miss Chaka and Miss Linda Evans are goddesses.

  • Terence Ng

    I think Chaka and Rebecca sold the hell out of their dresses.

  • voter1

    Linda Evans – put on some stockings –  your legs just aren’t that nice looking any more.

    • Anonymous

      …but not with those open toed shoes!  ;)  maybe some self tanner? 

      I don’t think that dress is very flattering on Linda…she looks so top heavy/unbalanced… and wrinkly.

      • MilaXX

         yes a light self tanner or some body makeup would have helped Linda’s legs not look so vein-y.

    • Anonymous

      Neither is the rest of her. She looks like she’s pushing 80 when she’s only pushing 70. She needs to fire her plastic surgeon.  So does Rose and Jenna.

  • voter1

    Linda Evans – put on some stockings –  your legs just aren’t that nice looking any more.

  • Anonymous

    Jennifer Nettles looks like she is having a blast!

    Good for her!

    • Anonymous

       Oh, yeah, and that dress suits her personality too – it’s perfect for her!

      • Anonymous

        I have known her since she was about 18 and I just can’t believe how famous she got- weird (we went to the same small college and I was two years ahead of her but in the same group. She was in a little band with a good friend of mine who is still trying to break out!).

  • Anonymous

    Christie Brinkley…bitch does NOT age.  I think that’s a bad photo of Ms. Estefan, I cannot imagine her not having a great time, she always seems so cheerful.  I love that all those women seem so LIVELY, especially given that they are raising awareness for women’s health. 

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I like how everybody’s dress kinda looks like, well, them.

    Gloria you need to smile,hon.

    LaLa, Wendy Williams wants her boobs back.

    I think Aisha & Rebecca look the best.  But they all look like they are having a blast!

  • Anonymous

    Elisabeth Rohm looks stunning.  Way to go, Nicole Miller.  Ever so slightly busy, but a great silhouette overall.

  • Anonymous

    Chaka Khan and Chris March. Now that’s two great tastes that taste great together!

    • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

      I wonder if we will be treated to the making of this dress if his show is picked up.

  • Anonymous

    it should be “Minka Kelly”
    Gorgeous ladies and it’s refreshing to see women walking the runway who are not all perfect and size 0

  • Anonymous

    How fun, but what’s up with the bluish lighting? Many faces look zombified. Energy-efficient lighting?

  • http://twitter.com/stopENtalk Brittany Johnstone

    That is some really unforgiving lighting… 

  • http://theargiehome.blogspot.com/ Gus Casals

    Chaka is rocking a Chris March! Love Aisha. And Linda Evans’ legs shut me up.

    • Anonymous

      Best argument I’ve seen in a long time for hosiery on women of a certain age.  Or skin type.

  • Anonymous

    its nice to know from you boys how fun the event is!

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Gloria Estefan is not amused! Ya Ya Anthony looks like she’s wearing orange.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555593309 Alexis Peñafuerte Wenceslao

    Jenna Elfman is divine.

  • Mariah J

    Rebecca Romijn looks like a Goddess. WERQ!

  • Anonymous

    Patti Stanger, not in a gyno-dress?  I’m floored.

  • Jasmine Moten

    Lala’s dress is orange, and way too tight.

  • Anonymous

    In my dream world every fashion show would be like this one–a party where beautiful women of all body types and ages just have a lot of fun.  

    • Anonymous

      YESSS!

  • Anonymous

    These just make me smile!

  • Anonymous

    The skirt of the Nicole Miller dress is ridiculous.  Gloria Estefan looks surprisingly boring.  Love the last 3 though.

  • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

    LaLa Anthony looks BANGING in that dress!

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I was hoping you’d blog about this show!  Look at that fabulous Chris March outfit on that fabulous Chaka Khan!  As butterflysunita said below, this is how I wish every runway show could be–all these different-looking women prancing down the runway, showing off their pretty clothes and having fun.  They all look great in one way or another!

  • Anonymous

    I had to scroll through three or four times to actually look at the dresses as I was captivated by the beautiful, happy faces and expressive  bodies.  Now I understand why models in regular fashion shows are vacuous automatons – so you’re not distracted from the clothing.

    All these women look fabulous – what a great show! I, too, wish all fashion shows were like this.

    ChakaChakaChakaChaka Khan!

    (The one of Gloria Estefan isn’t fair — she’s a happy gal and I’m sure this shot just caught her off-smile.)

  • Anonymous

    Lovely to see, especially given the fact I’m not too fond of pink these days. 

    • Anonymous

      Good one!

    • Anonymous

      Word.

  • http://twitter.com/AllenOnHisWay Allen Robert

    Love it all! 

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen Elizabeth Rohm look so good!

  • Judy_J

    I was scrolling down, thinking how great everyone looked till I came to Linda Evans.  Bless her heart, she really should have worn something that would hide those legs.  My mom would say she’s got roadmaps on her calves.  But the real star was Chaka Khan in Chris March.  Fabulous!

  • Anonymous

    Sissybear wins!

  • Anonymous

    Chrissy Brinkley can still rock it……actually they all do….yes poor Linda Evans is a little long in the tooth, but cheers to her for getting it out there!

  • MilaXX

    Chaka totally stole the night, but all the ladies look good.
    Can Debbie Phelps loan Melissa McCarthy that dress for the Oscars? It would be perfect for her.

  • Anonymous

    Patti Stanger is kind of killing it!

  • Anonymous

    Chris did Chaka a solid.

    What happened to Linda Evans face?  That’s not age alone.

  • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

    Has Tadashi Shoji managed to make Linda Evans look top-heavy, or has Linda Evans put on weight?

    Also, love ya, Sissy Bear, but you have not done Chaka Khan’s thighs any favors with that jumpsuit.

  • RocknLox

    So no one is going to say Linda Evans’ skin type is Zombie? Okay.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Elizabeth-Poytinger-Baumer/1516981341 Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    LINDA FUCKING EVANS BOW DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DYNASTY LADY IN THE HOUSE!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

    La La Anthony is Va Va VOOOOM! Wowsers.  Also, Rose Fuck-Yeah McGowan, Chaka Khan, the Matchmaker lady, and whoever is wearing the DVF.  Those are the red dresses I approve of.

  • Anonymous

    CHAKA KHAN! Talk about aging well – she’s looked the same for the past 30 years. Gorgeous.

    And Aisha Tyler, rocking the hell out of that dress. There’s something wonky with Christie Brinkley’s legs, but I love how she looks from the hips up. She looks so happy and pretty.

  • Anonymous

    To all you sheer hose cheerleaders (and I’m not saying I’m not with you on Linda Evans): look at LaLa.  Sheer “nude” hose are not for dark skinned women; they make our legs look flat and painted and dead.

  • Anonymous

    Holy CRAP Linda Evans looks awful! And what’s up with Rose McGowan’s face? I just watched Charmed this morning and she doesn’t even look like the same person. It’s a tragedy when young women like that think they have to do that to their faces.

  • Anonymous

    You WERQ that shit, Rose!!! Now THAT is a diva!!!

  • Anonymous

    That’s a LOT of mess going down that runway, but it’s for a good cause and … you go, girls! However, it must be said that Linda Evans should not be showing bare leg, and that Jenna Elfman could stand to lay off the fillers or whatever is puffing her face up like that. Gloria Estefan looks like she is ready to take over a small country. Love it.

  • Anonymous

    “Chaka Khan in Chris March” — PERFECT!

    Also, why does Ms. Estefan have such grumpface?

  • Anonymous

    The Jason Wu & DVF… just shut up and take my money. Seriously.

  • Anonymous

    They look like they’re having so much fun!!

  • Sophie Collier

    Could they have taken a worse photo of Gloria Estefan?

  • Anonymous

    i want to see a mad fashion episode where chrissy bear dresses chaka khan.  linda evans is a walking advertisement for hosiery, not that you’ll ever catch me in them.  does anyone else see marge simpson hair appearing above mina kelly’s head?  gloria estefan’s not pissed off- she’s just ready to take manhattan.  

  • Anonymous

    Chaka Khan and Chris March! Tell me somethin’ good. Yeah.