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NBC's Fashion Star Adds Nicole Richie and John Varvatos as Mentors

July 17, 2011 Elle Macpherson, Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie, John Varvatos

LA, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) - NBC's new show "Fashion Star" previously announced that Jessica Simpson and Elle Macpherson will part of the show as mentor and judge respectively. And now the station has announced that designer John Varvatos and Nicole Ritchie will be joining the show.

Richie is no stranger to design, as she is the House of Harlow and Winter Kate designer. She and Varvatos will mentor alongside Simpson. Contestants on the show are hoping to win a contract with major department stores.

Paul Telegdy, NBC's EVP of alternative programming is thrilled with the additions. He says, "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."

The show has a unique spin as it will allow viewers to purchase items from the show online after watching episodes.

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