PhilaU Fashion Students Rule the Red Dress Runway to Promote Heart Health

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Models show PhilaU student designs at the annual American Heart Association’s red dress fashion show at the Mütter Museum.

Philadelphia University student fashion designers rocked the runway at the annual red dress fashion show sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA) on April 27 at the Mütter Museum.

A panel of judges, including Jay McCarroll, PhilaU fashion design alumnus and faculty member, selected the winning designs, which will be featured at the AHA’s Go Red for Women Luncheon on May 13 and will be prominently displayed in a Macy’s Center City window at a later date.

The three winning red dresses (left to right) were designed by students Arleny Corona, Ashlee Bowers and Amie Dews.

The three winning red dresses (left to right) were designed by students Arleny Corona, Ashlee Bowers and Amie Dews.

Winning designers included Arleny Corona, first place; Amie Dews, second place and people’s choice award; and Ashlee Bowers, third place.

In all, 27 stunning student designs in various shades of red were presented to an enthusiastic audience at the red dress preview party event.

This marks the 12th year that PhilaU has collaborated with the AHA on its annual red dress event. The red dress has become a symbol of efforts to raise awareness about heart health in women. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. For more info about the AHA’s Go Red for Women event and heart health for women, click here.

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