Fashion merchandising junior Barbara Robles models the first-place Red Dress style, designed by Jorge Lafuente, a junior fashion design major.

UIW hosted the 8th annual Red Dress Fashion Show and Health Fair on Feb. 15 to promote cardiac health in women.

Red Dress is sponsored each year by the nursing school and fashion department. The theme of this year’s Red Dress event was “Heart 2 Heart.”

Guests enjoyed heart healthy appetizers and a variety of exhibits, including free screenings for blood glucose levels and blood pressure. The main attraction was the showcase of garments designed and constructed by UIW students. Models sported fashions on the runway, and audience members voted on their favorite styles.

The Red Dress Fashion Show and Health Fair is held each year in support of the American Heart Association and its Go Red campaign.