Red Dress Collection features Chicago designer Taneasha Prunty

Red Dress Collection - Taneasha Prunty of Gidi
Chicago designer Taneasha Prunty (pictured right) with actresses Tatyana Ali and Kate Walsh

One of’s favorite designers, Taneasha Prunty, of Chicago-based design label Gidi, was featured in New York City last night at the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection 2018 presented by Macy’s. Taneasha’s red dress creation was worn by the beautiful actress and singer Tatyana Ali (Ashley Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air).

Taneasha is a past Designer in Residence at the Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy’s on State Street. Her line, Gidi, has been featured multiple times at’s The Art of Fashion (Runway Show) and in October 2017 won the’s Design Challenge presented by Cadillac. Taneasha has also been featured multiple times at’s twice-annual FashionChicago Shopping Party, which will take place again (17th season) on Friday, May 4, 2018.

As the presenting sponsor of the American Heart Association?s? Go Red For Women? Red Dress Collection?, Macy?s helps shine a spotlight on the issue of heart disease in women. The Red Dress Collection has kicked off New York Fashion Week since 2003 and was staged this year on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The star-studded event featured strong and inspiring female celebrities walking the runway to showcase emerging and established designers.

Three of the red dresses featured on the runway were created by designers in fashion incubator programs, which are housed at Macy?s locations and develop the next generation of fashion trendsetters. The designers-in-residence featured are Dur Doux from DC Fashion Incubator, Lia Larrea from Fashion Incubator San Francisco and Tanesha Prunty from Chicago Fashion Incubator.