Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Kara Laricks: First Fashion Star Winner

Kara Laricks is the first Fashion Star winner bringing home a jaw dropping prize of $6 million from Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue and H&M stores.

Fashion Star is a reality TV show on NBC about fashion design hosted by Elle Macpherson. There were 14 contestants who were competing to create the best clothes and have them purchased by Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, and H&M.

Each week they were restricted in time, materials and theme. Each designers whose clothes are not purchased was up for elimination from the show. Three celebrity mentors: Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie, and John Varvatos have the power to save one contestant before the three buyers chose which of the remaining unsold designers sent one home.

Kara Laricks, Ronnie Escalante, and Nzimiro Oputa were the finalists. They compete on creating separate designs for each stores: Macy's Saks Fifth Avenue and H&M. For the whole season, Kara Laricks sold $630K, Ronnie Escalante sold $420K while Nzimiro Oputa earned $320K.

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