Tim Gunn

Tim Gunn in a dapper red tie at the Woman's Day Red Dress Awards. Photo: Getty Images

Despite the blizzard-like conditions in New York City, hundreds of ladies and gents got dressed up in red last night to fête the seventh annual Woman's Day Red Dress Awards, honoring individuals who have made great contributions to the fight against women's heart disease.

While "The View's" funny lady Sherri Shepherd, Woman's Day's editor Elizabeth Mayhew, Tim Gunn and Beth Ostrosky Stern played emcees, the audience also enjoyed performances by Anthony Hamilton and Mary J. Blige.

"Women all over the world are being helped tonight," an absolutely stunning Blige said on the red carpet. The singer donned a red Catherine Malandrino -- with whom she just designed a charity T-shirt line -- dress.

"I'm a woman and I'm all about women, period -- empowerment, health, growth, spirituality. Whatever it is, we can do it."

Before watching Blige bring the Jazz at Lincoln Center house to its feet, StyleList caught up with the much beloved Gunn for a quick-fire Q&A.

StyleList: Blizzards and fashion -- do they mix?
Tim Gunn: "Of course! We often have blizzards during New York Fashion Week, although not quite this bad. It won't stop me from going anywhere at all! It's New York -- hop on the subway and go."

Mary J Blige

Mary J. Blige makes a red statement on the red carpet in Catherine Malandrino. Photo: Steve Mack, FilmMagic.com

SL: What shows are you planning on hitting this season?
TG: "To be honest, I can't go to a lot of shows because of my own schedule, so I'm very particular about the ones I do see. I'm a huge fan of Diane von Furstenberg and I'm really looking forward to her show. I'm also going to be seeing Yeohlee Teng and the Proenza Schouler boys."

SL: The Proenza boys -- your former Parsons students -- have blown up! How do you feel about that?
TG:
"They were my students! I'm so wowed by the phenomenon they are, but every season I get nervous because, just as willing as the industry is to nurture and cultivate new talent, it's also just as eager to knock you over. Their talent withstands, but I'm always afraid! Deep down inside I'm a Jewish mother."

Keep reading to see which other brands are supporting women's heart disease this Valentine's Day season.