Elle Macpherson Out in Fashion Star Makeover

NBC’s Fashion Star has designs on a mini-makeover for Season 2, replacing Elle Macpherson as host and parting ways with one of its retail partners.

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“I have been involved with Fashion Star from the beginning and am very proud to see it come to life, not only in America but globally,” Macpherson tells the New York Post‘s Page Six. “The show is in great hands, and although I will not be hosting this season, I will still be very involved [as an executive producer and] will be reviewing the format for the upcoming season.”

Another alteration for Season 2, which will debut at midseason: Fashion retailer H&M elected to exit as a co-sponsor, says Page Six, having deemed the partnership not the best fit.

Jessica Simpson, John Varvatos and Nicole Richie are expected to stay on as judges.

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Comments (5)

  • Elle was actually a good host I thought. And removing H+M is a mistake, since that’s the retailer the viewing audience would most likely go shop at since its affordable. The show had many bigger problems, especially in the first half of the season when they didnt show half of the designers collections, even if they got bids.

    Comment by Greg – June 29, 2012 09:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yup! Who thought it was a good idea NOT to show a third of the contestant’s work? Also surprised that Elle was an EP. Still enjoyed the show, although H&M dropping like you said is a mistake. Would rather they rid get rid of Saks just because they’re so uncommon in certain parts of the country. I bet they’ll lure in Forever 21 though.

      Comment by Kalee – June 29, 2012 10:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I was just thinking that. Forever 21 seems like an appropriate replacement for H&M.

        Comment by Rudy – June 29, 2012 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • From that article it sounds like H&M left on their own accord. I have never shopped there ever and the prices I saw were not in my price range. I watched about 2 episodes and found it boring. You didn’t get to know enough about the contestant to care one way or another about them.

    Comment by JC (@hotpink25) – June 29, 2012 10:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved the concept of this show and really enjoyed it by the end. I agree that the first half of the season had a lot of kinks, so I am hopeful that they’ll get worked out. I grew to like Elle MacPhearson, so I am interested to see who they replace her with. As for H&M, my only guess is that they can probably produce and design their own clothes for far less money. Macy’s and Sak’s can charge a lot more and get their money’s worth.

    Comment by Dave – July 2, 2012 04:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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