Summary Box: 'Fashion Star' spotlights business

AP News
Posted: Mar 12, 2012 2:16 PM
Summary Box: 'Fashion Star' spotlights business

NEW SHOW: NBC on Tuesday will debut "Fashion Star," hosted by lingerie designer and former model Elle Macpherson.

THE TWIST: "Fashion Star" is different from other fashion reality TV shows. That's because the 14 contestants compete to have their winning creations sold each week at Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's and H&M. So shoppers actually can buy the winning designs online that night and in the stores the next day.

THE BIG WINNER: The final show has the last three contestants competing for the grand prize: a total of $6 million in orders for their designs from all three retailers.