The Heart Truth puts the spotlight on women’s heart health with an all-star fashion show in Toronto

The Heart Truth fashion show 2013

One of the biggest events at Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week wasn’t just about the fashion: The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s The Heart Truth show was part celebrity showcase, part awareness campaign and one huge party on the runway. The annual charity event brought together on-air personalities, Olympic athletes and other notable names, each wearing a custom-made red dress by Canadian designers such as David Dixon, Stephan Caras and Ashtiani. Jamie Salé showed off a growing baby bump in a lacy Farley Chatto number, while Jennifer Valentyne revealed even more with a custom pair of bloomers under her frilly Momo frock. However, the real stars of the show just may have been the three “models of health”—real women nominated to participate in the show. Watching a 91-year-old great-grandmother strut down the runway is a pretty encouraging reason to listen to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and start making heart-healthy lifestyle choices, stat.

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