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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Sorry on

Looks tacky

Renena on

I have to agree.

Kim Frake on

Looks beautiful…Gorgeous dress. Does not look tacky..Get a life would ya…

Mihad on

She looks fantastic.

Elle on

the sketch looks better . . yuck

Daina on

I think it’s a beautiful dress but I would love it better on somebody else. It’s too much dress for Julianne

mary on

The sketch does look better but the dress is very pretty. The diamond crystals would have been better.

Sunny on

Would look better on someone with a womans body.

Gem on

Regardless of who is wearing it, the sketch did not transfer well when it was sent to the dress-maker.
The sketch is 100% better.

MVA on

I just love Swarovski and this is beautiful, but the necklace wears her and not the other way around. It’s too much for her petite figure. I do like the red gown though.

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