What's cookin, good lookin'? Giada De Laurentiis left the kitchen for the catwalk Thursday, Feb. 6 at New York Fashion Week's Heart Truth Dress Collection show.
For her runway debut, the Food Network star and cookbook author, 43, rocked a bright red, short-sleeve floor-length gown by Carolina Herrera featuring a plunging neckline and large slit. The Italian-born beauty's brunette locks were neatly parted down the center and tumbled down in waves as she flashed her trademark smile before the crowd at Lincoln Center. (The celeb chef has a star-studded a background: she is the oldest daughter of actress Veronica De Laurentiis and actor Alex De Benedetti, and her grandparents were Italian movie star Silvana Mangano and famed producer Dino De Laurentiis.)
"It's such an important message for women to hear," the mother of one told reporters before the American Heart Association-sponsored show. "It's something we all need to pay attention to and raise awareness for," she said of heart disease.
The popular cooking show host also gave fans an update on her nearly 6-year-old daughter Jade, who loves to cook -- just like her famous mom! "I think maybe she loves the stuff when we get to get a little messy," De Laurentiis said of cooking together with her little one.
An eyewitness on the red carpet tells Us Weekly the "Bubbly" crooner chatted with De Laurentiis for a while and told the celebrity chef she looked "incredible."
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Giada De Laurentiis Makes Modeling Debut at New York Fashion Week: Stunning Picture