EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Julianne Hough to Hit the Red Dress Runway in Custom Swarovski

02/07/2011 at 05:30 PM ET

Julianne Hough to Model Swarovski During Fashion Week Jamie McCarthy/WireImage

What takes 150 hours to make, has 10,000 crystals, weighs two lbs. and will be worn by one of Hollywood’s bubbliest blondes? No, it’s not a riddle –- it’s the custom Swarovski red dress and heart-themed necklace that Julianne Hough will be modeling in Wednesday’s Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection Fashion Show. While Hough told PEOPLE at her recent fitting at the N.Y.C. Swarovski showroom that her necklace “feels light on”, she does admit to just the slightest bit of jitters at walking in the star-studded show (fellow models include Audrina Patridge and Giuliana Rancic). “This is my first time walking a catwalk in a runway show. I’m a little nervous but I think I can do it.” Hough jokes that it’s different than her years on Dancing with the Stars because “you have to walk. As long as I’m jumping around, moving my hips, I’m good, but walking in a straight line might be a little difficult.” At least she loves what she’s wearing on the catwalk, calling the shimmering Swarovski crystal necklace and matching satin gown designed by Swarovski Creative Director Nathalie Colin “pretty unbelievable.” But it was the cause behind Red Dress Heart Truth (hearth health for women) and the partnership with Swarovski that drew the Footloose star in. Besides, Hough laughs, “It makes sense. They’re really glitzy and glam-y, and so am I.” Shop for pieces from Swarovski’s Heart Truth collection, inspired by Julianne’s couture piece, on swarovski.com! –Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

SEE THE EXCLUSIVE SKETCH OF JULIANNE’S SWAROVSKI GOWN AND NECKLACE BELOW!

Julianne Hough to Model Swarovski During Fashion Week Courtesy Swarovski

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nikkypie on

she has an amazing body and I think this dress takes away from it

Lorraine on

Stunning. Beautiful. Classy.

Julianne Hough wears this dress and the crystal emsemble very well. Magnifique, Ms. Hough. Magnifique!

Elizabeth on

Pretty dress. Pretty woman. Not too good together though.

Kelly on

She looks pretty, but I agree the dress is way to much for her petite frame. This would have looked better on someone with a longer torso.

Lynn on

Julianne is gorgeous and so is the dress. Wonderful picture.

Magie on

She’s too short, it does not hang right on her, needs someone tall like NIcole KIdman

angela on

If the dress and the necklace had been made to match the sketch so that the necklace wasnt so long that it drapes past the neck it would help but the neckline of the dress is also wrong. Nicole Kidman or Charlize Theron, or Kate Blanchete have the right upper body to carry this off. This is an elegant piece something this starlet isn’t – cute not elegant.

ARose on

Hey People? What exactly is “hearth health?”
Should I read something sexist into it – such as women should tend to their hearths?
Don’t you have any proof-readers on staff?

Lorna on

The sketch is great the finished product is just tacky!!

Hmm on

Don’t know which way to go on this….the dress is plain enough to complement the large necklace but something is not quite right….with either the 2 pieces as they relate to each other, or the 2 pieces as they relate to Julianne. The gown is too simple, or she is too short, or the necklace is too big. Something. Overall, it’s a pretty ensemble but I think it would work better on someone taller or more glamorous…or something. Did any of that even make sense??? lol

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