Jackie Frank throws a Star-Studded Red Dress Party for the Heart Foundation

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Last night marie claire hosted a glamboyant red themed cocktail party at editor Jackie Frank\’s home in celebration of their Red Dress campaign with the Heart Foundation – which we previewed here as part of the July 2011 issue with Megan Gale glamboyant as ever on the cover!

Guests included cover girl Megan Gale, Lara Bingle, Rachael Finch, Erin Mcnaught, Erika Heynatz, Jesinta Campbell, Sonia Kruger, Alexandra Smart & Genevieve Smart, Collette Dinnigan, Lisa Ho and Kym Ellery.

The one-off red dresses will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to the Heart Foundation. They can be viewed and purchased online at www.marieclaire.com.au from now.

Courtesy of Marie Claire

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marie claire raises awareness about heart disease in women with a star-studded Red Dress campaign

Heart disease is still the biggest killer of women in Australia, so to help raise awareness about the disease and support the Heart Foundation, marie claire invited Megan Gale, Jennifer Hawkins and a host of celebrities and fashion designers to join forces on matters of the heart.

Jennifer and Megan are joined by an enviable line-up of leading Australian stars including; Miranda Otto, Ruby Rose, Sonia Kruger, Pia Miranda and Sophie Lowe. These Red Dress campaign ambassadors all feature in a stunning11-page reportage story in the July issue of marie claire, photographed by renowned fashion photographers Harold David and David Gubert. The celebrities showed their support for the cause by wearing gorgeous red dresses designed exclusively by Australia\’s leading fashion designers, including; Alex Perry, Dion Lee, Collette Dinnigan, Ellery, Willow, Lisa Ho and Ginger & Smart.

Supermodel and Project Runway Australia host, Megan Gale, who graces marie claire\’s cover for the first time, says “It\’s critical that we do whatever possible to bring heart disease – and the things we can do to prevent it – to the forefront of women\’s minds. Our lives depend on it.”

In celebration of the 2011 ‘Red Dress\’ July issue, and the marie claire Red Dress campaign, marie claire\’s Editor and Publisher, Jackie Frank will also open the doors to her home for a star-studded red themed soirée.

‘marie claire is very proud of our long-term association with the Heart Foundation and this important cause. We will continue to champion the cause, which takes the lives of so many women we love – our mothers, sisters and friends. Despite the fact it is the number one killer of women in Australia, it is also one of the most preventable diseases, so raising awareness and education is paramount.”marie claire Publisher/Editor, Jackie Frank says. To drive home the message, she has asked all marie claire readers to wear a splash of red on the magazine\’s designated Red Dress day of June 9.

The one-off red dresses will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to the Heart Foundation. They can be viewed and purchased online at www.marieclaire.com.au from June 1.

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