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Nicole Richie Joins Fashion Star As Mentor

July 08, 2011 10:39 AM by Lisa Princ

If you are excited about NBC‘s upcoming new series, Fashion Star starring Jessica Simpson, you will be thrilled to learn that Nicole Richie has joined the cast as a mentor! Keep reading for all the details!

In a press release yesterday, NBC announced that both Nicole Richie as well as menswear designer John Varvatos signed on “Fashion Star” as celebrity mentors They join previously announced celebrity mentor Jessica Simpson and host Elle Macpherson.

Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios said:

“NBC 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,” said Telegdy. “Both are trendsetters and tastemakers and their design skills and expertise will be invaluable to our contestants on the series.

Jessica, 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,” said Ben Silverman, Executive Producer of Fashion Star and CEO and founder of Electus.”

The new series will feature 14 unknown designers fighting for the chance to launch their lines with 3 of America’s top retailers. The series boasts to be unlike any fashion show out there claiming we will see singers, dancers and models as well having the show take place with a live audience.

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