Heart Truth Red Dress Show Kicks Off Fashion Week

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Some of Hollywood’s biggest style stars brought fashion and awareness together Thursday night for The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection’s fashion show.

Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum, Kimora Lee Simmons and Elisabeth Hasselbeck were just a few of the twenty stars who worked the red carpet in unique red dresses, which will be auctioned off for research and heart disease awareness. The event kicked of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City.

“I think it is very important for women if they can to make a splash,” “Project Runway” host and model Heidi Klum told Fox411. “So for me, all the beautiful women that are here today to walk the Red Dress fashion show, have a red dress on and talk about something that is important for us women … is hopefully helping some women out there.”

SLIDESHOW: The Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show

According to The Heart Truth, heart disease is the number one killer in women and one woman dies every minute from a cardiovascular event.

“Finding out all the statistics just made me really want to jump on board and be here and I’m so glad I am,” Kim Kardashian told Fox411. “I think you have to try and eat well and work out and live a healthy lifestyle.