Have you seen the commercials for NBC’s “Fashion Star” show? Honestly, when I saw the commercial for the first time I was not pleased, to me it looks like a fashion American Idol.
According to NBC,”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. Each week, the show will begin with an exhilarating fashion show unlike anything seen before featuring musical performances, dancers and models in front of a studio audience. Every fashion show will be built around a weekly challenge that is designed to further develop and expand the designers’ brands.
The series will feature clothes designed for America to buy, and it has enlisted three of the world’s top retailers to help in the decision-making process. Caprice Willard (Macy’s), Terron E. Schaefer (Saks Fifth Avenue) and Nicole Christie (H&M) will serve as the judges who make on-the-spot decisions as they vie for the right to purchase and exclusively carry the work of the up-and-coming designers each week.
At the end of each episode, America will have the chance to immediately purchase the winning designs showcased on the episode that week. Each week, designers who do not sell any of their items to the buyers will be up for elimination.
In the end, one designer will successfully combine fashion and business to become the next Fashion Star and will receive the prize of a lifetime – $6,000,000 in orders for capsule collections in Macy’s, H&M and Saks Fifth Avenue stores. “
(Sorry the description was sooooo long… that was the condensed version.) So the show to me, is a corny fashion “american idol-esque” type of show. I will definitely tune into for the first episode to get my feel for the show.
Please comment & tell me what you think!