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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