Red dress helps add oomph to heart disease awareness

From hot and sassy numbers to glamorous evening gowns, Cayman Islands Fashion Week ‘Red Dress Affair’ at Grand Old House was an impressive event. 

Stunning local celebrity models including Sophia Solomon Harris, Pearlina McGaw Lumsden, Dr. Sook Yin, Nancy Kirkaldy-Barnard and Cristen Alexander wore unique red dresses showcasing 12 of Cayman’s most talented designers such as Terence Blake, Jacqueline Bleicher, Shirley DaCosta, Kidan Brooks, Melissa Dilbert, Norma Ebanks, Evgenia Kruglova Virginia Foster, Cleopatra Henry, Kareem-Nelson Hull, Sandra Lichtenstein, Mara McBean and Admas Mahdere. 

The fundraising event also brought awareness to heart disease, the No.1 killer of women and men, not just in the Cayman Islands but world-wide. 

The symbol of the Red Dress was created to appeal directly to women across the country about heart disease with the opening of the 2003 New York Fashion Week, which presented 19 super models and celebrities strutting down the catwalk in red dresses. 

As part of the Cayman Islands Fashion Week, Guavaberry Marketing brought the Red Dress concept to the Cayman island with the Fashion at Heart event. 

Four celebrity red dresses which graced the Heart Truth’s, Red Dress collection in New York City was also on display. 

The ‘Fashion at Heart’ dinner and show was held at the Grand Old House with host James Bebarfald and Janelle Muttoo and part of the proceeds to benefit Cayman Heart Fund. 

Cayman Fashion Week serves as a platform for showcasing international and Caribbean trend setting fashion designers and models from some of the world’s top agencies.  

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