As if we need an excuse to wear a beautiful red dress or anything red for that matter, February 1, 2013 is National Wear Red Day. Ever year on the first Friday of February, the world celebrates women who are taking care of their hearts and calling attention to heart disease, the number one killer of women by sporting this color that symbolizes passion.

From designers like Valentino, whose signature color is red poppy, to Monique Lhullier, widely known for her wedding gowns but also sought after for couture red carpet gowns, some of our favorite black fashion icons turn to them for their moment in the spotlight.

Here are our top black fashion icons who have dazzled us with their red red carpet gowns.

Halle Berry wears a Yves Saint Laurent dress, Penny Preville earrings, and a Tre ring in 2010 to the The Carousel of Hope Gala

Beyoncé in a red gown with sheer sleeves at the 46th New York Film Festival “Changeling”

Naomi Campbell for Valentino

Tyra Banks in a jersey wrap dress cinched in with a brown croc-print belt.

Halle Berry wears Monique Lhullier to the 2013 BET Honors.