Celebrities and America's top fashion designers had a lot of fun raising awareness on a serious subject at the Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection fashion show Thursday night. The runway show, presented by Macy's, kicked off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in style.
Someone must have told the ladies to have a good time as most boogied down the runway, their well-toned arms swinging in delight.
Here are some scenes from the red-est runway show you'll ever see.
Rosie O'Donnell, in a La Petite Robe Di Chaira Boni jacket, poked fun at her lack of fashion style. "I can only wear a dress twice a year. Otherwise I have a tremendous emotional problem and I have to see a therapist," she said.
But then she got serious, pointing out that she had miraculously survived a heart attack two years ago. It's the subject of an HBO documentary, A Heartfelt Stand Up, on Saturday night.
One in three women will die of heart disease or stroke this year, she said. "So look around women. It's either you, you or you," she said pointing at three women in the audience. "I had one, so maybe you two are safe. But you're probably screwed."
Knowing the warning signs of heart disease and taking immediate action will save lives, she said. "Women's heart symptoms are very different than men. Forty percent of women with heart attacks never have chest pain. I had no signs of chest pain."
O'Donnell came up with an acronym for the warning signs — HEPPP (Hot, Exhausted, Pain, which can be in such unusual places as the tongue, jaw, neck, shoulders, biceps or back, Pale and Puke).
Then she switched from serious to funny again. "Right now it's time for the fashion show to begin — a sentence I never thought I would say," she exclaimed.
The audience went wild when Barbara Eden, the star of the classic TV show I Dream of Jeannie, crossed her arms and did her signature head nod blink. Eden wore a lace gown designed by Carmen Marc Valvo.
Disney star Zendaya wore a strapless gown by Rubin Singer that showed a lot of leg.
Orange Is The New Black co-star Laverne Cox, in a flowing Donna Karan gown, twirled on the catwalk.
Russian model Irina Pantaeva, in a Marc Bouwer gown, had the flashiest headdress.
Ciara, in a gown by Safiyaa, was the first celebrity model down the runway.
Donna Mills, the star of the '80s soap Knots Landing, seems to have found the secret of aging well. She's wearing a pantsuit by Mark Zunino.
Nickelodeon star Jeannette McCurdy in a flirty dress by Nicole Miller.
The Chew co-host Carla Hall rocked the runway in a red gown by Stephanie Bodnar, a designer in the Fashion Incubator at Macy's program, and red glasses.
19-year-old YouTuber Bethany Moda had fun in a Badgley Mischka design.
Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Cynthia Bailey was on her best behavior in a gown by Jovan O'Connor, a designer in the Fashion Incubator program at Macy's.
Orange Is The New Black co-star Dascha Polanco showed off her curves in a body-hugging design by former Project Runway contestant Michael Costello.
Kristin Cavallari looked confident in a strapless gown with fishtail hem by Monique Lhuillier.
Alexa Ray Joel wore a fringe gown by Tamara Mellon.
After their final runway walk, the celebrity models didn't want to leave.
For more information on how to prevent heart disease in women go to GoRedforWomen.org.