Tuesday night on NBC's "Fashion Star," six cutting-edge
designers learned the importance of staying on trend after their
summer essentials were purchased by three of America's top
retailers: Macy's, H&M and Saks Fifth Avenue. Celebrity mentors
Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos helped guide
Kara Laricks, Nikki Poulos, Nzimiro Oputa, Orly Shani, Ross
Bennett and Sarah Parrott in designing their winning creations,
which are available online and in stores now. The series, hosted
and executive produced by Elle Macpherson, continues the search
for the next "Fashion Star" in next week's episode airing
Tuesday, April 3 10-11pm ET when the remaining designers are
challenged to create one high fashion piece and one mass market
Caprice Willard purchased garments from Texan Ross Bennett and
beachwear designer Nikki Poulos.
Cuffed Pleated Satin Shorts ($
.00): Mid-rise stretch satin twill shorts with hook closure
and zip fly. Pleated front with cuffed hem. Color:
Wide-Leg Jersey Halter
Jumpsuit ($.00): Matte jersey wide
leg jumpsuit with scoop neckline. Elastic waistband with
self-tie belt and no pockets. Unlined. Color:
For the third week
in a row H&M buyer
Nicole Christie bought from self-taught designer Sarah Parrott
and invested again in menswear designer Nzimiro Oputa.
Dress ($29.95): Long dress in
woven fabric with a printed pattern and wrap skirt with front
slit. Folded pleats below waistband, ties at side. Mesh
racerback and hidden drawstring inside. Color:
Shorts ($24.95): Striped
shorts in a linen blend with side pockets, back pockets and
sewn, cuffed leg hems. Color:
Saks Fifth Avenue
buyer Terron E. Shaffer purchased summer trends from designers
Kara Laricks and Orly Shani making it the second time each
designer has been purchased by Saks Fifth Avenue.
Scoopneck Jersey Dress
($295.00): Boldly color blocked jersey in a flattering
scoopneck silhouette tapered from hip to hem. Wide straps,
contrast waistband with bodice darts and center back zipper.
Kara Laricks—Plaid Ankle Pants ($225.00): A contrast
satin sash brightens this tapered silhouette, styled with crisp
front pleats and a sophisticated ankle crop. Hook-and-bar
closure with slash pockets and belt loops. Color:
While some designers scored big wins,
others failed to impress the retailers and found themselves in
jeopardy of leaving the competition. Celebrity mentors, Jessica
Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos saw potential in
Atlanta hopeful Edmond Newton and saved him from elimination.
However, Lizzie Parker's ode to rock-n-roll didn't move the
retailers and Luciana Scarabello's Miami-inspired designs fell
flat. In the end, the retailers determined that Lizzie was not
their 'Fashion Star.'
Additionally, viewers will have
access to each designer on NBC.com's contestant blogs:
"Fashion Star" scours the country in
search of the next big brand in fashion. Featuring host and
executive producer Elle Macpherson along with celebrity mentors
Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos, the series
will give 14 unknown designers the chance to win a multi-million
dollar prize to launch their collections in three of America's
largest retailers: Macy's, H&M and Saks Fifth Avenue.
The "Fashion Star" format was developed
by Ben Silverman of Electus (NBC's "The Biggest Loser," "The
Office," and "The Tudors"), Rick Ringbakk of Emmy Award-winning
5x5 Media ("Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution"), and E.J. Johnston
and James Deutch of EJD Productions.
The show is executive-produced by
Macpherson, Silverman of Electus, Jane Lipsitz and Dan Cutforth
of The Magical Elves, Rick Ringbakk of 5x5 Media) and E.J.
Johnston and James Deutch of EJD Productions. Electus/Engine
Distribution will retain all international distribution rights.
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