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Nicole Richie has landed a new job on NBC. She will be a celebrity mentor on the new Project Runway-like reality show, Fashion Star. Along with Nicole…Jessica Simpson and designer, John Varvatos will be mentors and Elle Macpherson will be host! Nicole has a clothing & accessories lines, Winter Kate and House of Harlow 1960.
NBC announced today that philanthropist, actress, author and creative director Nicole Richie — along with admired American menswear designer John Varvatos — will serve as celebrity mentors on â€œFashion Star,â€ the new reality competition series that will search for the next big brand in fashion. They join previously announced celebrity mentor Jessica Simpson and host Elle Macpherson.
â€œNBC could not have asked for better additions to the celebrity mentors than John Varvatos, one of the most well-known menswear designers in the nation and international style icon and creative director, Nicole Richie,â€ said PaulÂ Telegdy (Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios). â€œBoth are trendsetters and tastemakers and their design skills and expertise will be invaluable to our contestants on the series.â€
â€œJessica, Nicole, John and Elle make the most exciting team we have ever worked with on a reality television show and we are thrilled to feature such an extraordinary group of mentors and designers,â€ said Ben Silverman, Executive Producer of Fashion Star and CEO and founder of Electus.
â€œFashion Starâ€ will give 14 unknown designers the chance to win a multi-million dollar prize to launch their lines in three of Americaâ€™s largest retailers.
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