George Bush Crashes Laura’s Fashion PartyFirst Lady Laura Bush held a reception at the White House yesterday in honor of the Heart Truth’s Red Dress Initiative’s fifth anniversary, and guess who stopped by? Her darn hubby, George. The initiative aims to promote heart-disease awareness by having celebrities model designer red dresses during Fashion Week, so naturally President Bush cracked a joke about Dick Cheney’s unhealthy heart, saying the vice-president “sends his best.” Oh, har! With quips like that, Bush could blog!
Fashion Faces the Super Bowl; Halston Faces Resuscitation• The scheduling conflict between Super Bowl Sunday and Fashion Week isn’t a huge problem, since the two fan bases are relatively separate. Or they were, until this one quarterback started dating a certain model… Now even Bryan Bradley understands if you want to skip his Tuleh show to catch the first quarter.
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Secret Service Makes the Tents Extra-ExclusiveWe’re often amazed at how easily we slip past the watchful guards at the Bryant Park tents — in flats, no less! But the first morning of Fashion Week was, as it is every year, a bit different from what we’ve come to expect during the rest of the week. First Lady Laura Bush was in the front row, surrounded by Secret Service, to attend the Red Dress show for her Heart Truth charity, which raises awareness of heart disease among women.