Fashion Star premieres tomorrow! Elle MacPherson hosts the new competition show, while Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie, and John Varvatos serve as celebrity mentors to the 14 designers vying for the top prize. And there are are few elements that set this show apart from other fashion reality programs. One notable twist: winning designs will be shoppable the next day! Click through to gallery to find out exactly how the show works, and tune in to NBC Tuesday, March 13th at 9:30/8:30c to catch the series premiere.
Elle Macpherson and Whitney Port (in Julien Macdonald) looked radiant at the Third Annual Rodial “Beautiful” Awards held at The Sanderson Hotel in London. “My first day out and about in London! I think I’m gonna be just fine!” Port tweeted before the event, where Macpherson took home an award for “Classic Glamour.” See more stars at last night’s hottest parties in the gallery.
Elle Macpherson walked the Golden Globes red carpet with charity in mind! The gold clutch that accessorized her mermaid Zac Posen gown is a piece Fiona Kotur created just for Operation Smile, with 100% of proceeds going straight to the non-profit organization. “Our aim was to create a clutch that would embrace an optimistic and happy spirit, to bring a smile both to those who carry it and to the many children who will benefit from the proceeds,” said the accessory designer. The clutch just went on sale online this week; find it for $395 at koturltd.com.
Plus, see what Elle and everyone else wore to the Golden Globes in the gallery!
Elle Macpherson is headed to your living room! The supermodel is slated to host NBC’s new reality show Fashion Star, which will make its debut in 2012, reports the New York Times. The show’s producer, Ben Silverman, promises a down-to-earth design show, with competitors from backgrounds in casual clothing like swimwear, jeans, and lingerie. Macpherson, who has creative experience of her own from working on her successful Elle Macpherson Intimates lingerie collection, will be joined by retail buyers in deciding whose looks have what it takes to succeed. And there’s a new element to this competition: The outfits from each week will be available to buy online after the show, whether the designers win or lose. Ultimately, one lucky winner will earn a multi-million dollar contract and a spot in top retail stores. We can’t wait to see the contestants!
Last night in London, Gwyneth Paltrow and Elle MacPherson got cocktail party chic to help Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier celebrate the grand re-opening of the luxe label’s flagship store. After the ribbon cutting, the crowd headed to the members-only Marks Club for some after-partying. Across the pond, Jennifer Hudson hit a high note in a sleek sequin dress at a bash for her new album, Kate Winslet went fashion-forward for the premiere of her new HBO mini-series, and Steven Tyler showed up to support daughter Liv at the debut of her super hero-themed flick. See more photos from last night’s parties in the gallery.
Today, Claudia Schiffer—the youngest of the crop of so-called “original supermodels” who made their mark on fashion in the late 1980s and early 1990s —turns the big 4-0. To celebrate, InStyle.com took a look back at the great eight—Schiffer, Elle Macpherson, Helena Christensen, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour and Christy Turlington—and offers updates as to where they are now. Click through the gallery below to see the supermodels then and now.
1. Lea Michele poses for celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend again. [MarktBeauty.com]
2. Elle “The Body” Macpherson says she eats “like it’s going out of fashion.” [NYMag.com]
3. Submit your inspiring photos of N.Y.C. to DKNY and win a Leica camera! [Facebook.com/DKNY]
4. Molly Sims has some style advice for Britney Spears. [PeopleStyleWatch.com]
5. Barney’s Creative Director Simon Doonan designs Halloween costumes for Target. [WWD.com]
6. Genetic Denim has a brand new Web site that features a seriously helpful interactive fit guide. [GeneticDenim.com]