With the second season of “Fashion Star” getting ready to start filming in the coming weeks, it was only a matter of time before we were going to find out one of the most significant changes to the show moving forward: who was going to be overseeing the likes of Jessica Simpson and Nicole Richie in the design studio and the runway.
Now, we finally have an answer. The network announced on Monday that Louise Roe, who has an extensive amount of hosting experience in Britain and is also a fashion journalist in her own time, is replacing legendary model Elle Macpherson in overseeing the gig. The new season will not air until early next year, but needs a substantial amount of time after filming to produce the clothes that are featured.
“Fashion Star” was not necessarily a ratings smash for NBC, but it was buoyed strongly be all of the endorsement deals with the various retailers that had their names all over every episode. It also had a pretty interesting format that was all about the designs rather than much behind-the-scenes drama, but the show was also over-stuffed with three mentors plus three buyers. Ultimately, having too many cooks in the kitchen kept the attention away from the contestants, and this is what we are a little bit worried about for season 2 since we have not heard about there being any changes on this front.
What do you think about Roe’s hire, and do you have any confidence that season 2 of the show will surpass the first go-around? We want to hear more of your thoughts below! If you want to see a little bit more about what Macpherson’s role is going to be on the show moving forward, you can do so by checking out the story over at this link.