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NBC's 'Fashion Star' Turns Up the Heat to Showcase Must-Have Summer Garments

In the fourth episode of NBC’s reality competition show “Fashion Star” from Friday, March 29 (8 – 9 p.m. ET), the contestants were tasked with creating a “must-have” garment for summer.

TV ratings: March Madness is a slam dunk for CBS

Fast National ratings for Friday, March 29, 2013There was only one show strong enough to knock March Madness basketball from its No. 1 perch, and that was "Shark Tank." B-ball won the Friday 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. time slots handily for CBS, but ABC had a momentary rebound at 9 p.m. with an original episode of "Tank."CBS led the night overall with 6.4 million viewers and a 4.1 rating/7 share in households, besting ABC (5.0 million, 3.3/6) at second place. NBC (4.0 million, 2.6/5) came in a distant third. FOX drew 2.5 million viewers and a 1.6/3, while The CW brought up the rear with 947,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.CBS held the lead among adults 18-49 at 1.9. ABC was second at 1.3, followed by NBC at 1.0, FOX, 0.7, and The CW, 0.3.Friday hour by hour:8 p.m.CBS: "2013 NCAA Basketball" (6.4 millionviewers, 4.1/8 households)NBC: "Fashion Star" (3.0 million, 2.2/4)ABC: "Happy Endings" (3.1 million, 2.1/4)/"Happy...

NBC's "Fashion Star" Challenges the Designers to Create Something for All Sizes as Six Designers Are Purchased from Last Friday Night's Show

The first episode's Convertible Men's Hoodie Jacket in gray at Macy's and the Sheer Maxi Dress in snakeskin at Express have now sold out.

'Fashion Star' episode 2 winning looks retail for $69.90 to $245

There were some great ensembles on the "Fashion Star" runway Friday night (March 15), which featured a theme of "sex sells." Here are all the details about the winning looks. Express bid on a sheer maxi dress in two colors that is selling for $88.00 and an open-back mesh dress in three styles that sells for between $69.90 and $78. Find the Express looks here.Macy's chose to go after three very cute party dresses -- a basketweave dress for $99, a Bodycon mesh cutout dress for $89 and a Bodycon slashed dress for $129. We particularly liked Daniel Silverstein's cutout dress. Find the Macy fashions here.Saks Fifth Avenue chose two dresses, a sheer mini dress at $225 and a draped mini dress at $245 (pictured above). Find the Saks looks here.The two designers up for elimination were Team Jessica's David Appel and Tori Nichel, with Tori being voted off the show.What did you think of...

'Fashion Star' Sneak Peek: Designers Bring 'Sexy' Back (Exclusive Video)

One competitor verges on "slutty" in this exclusive clip from the next episode of NBC's design competition.

'Fashion Star' Season 2 premiere winning looks retail for $69.90 to $280

"Fashion Star" was back Friday night (March 8), with a new host in Louise Roe, but the same great, affordable fashions that dominated Season 1. Express made offers to just one designer -- Amber Perley's mod flare dress in orange and in chalk, with Express making her the second-highest offer of the night at $175,000. It's above, right, and retails at Express for $69.90. Saks purchased Sylvia Arguello's coat dress, which is selling for $280, Daniel Silverstein's cocktail dress at $240 and Hunter Bell's midi dress at $225. Bell's dress sparked a bidding war between Saks and Express at offers of $200,000, with Bell getting to choose between the two. She went with Saks, find all the Saks looks here. Macy's went for Brandon Scott's convertible hoodie, which sells for $129, Priscilla Barroso's moonlight romper (above, left), which retails at $99, and Johana Hernandez's tulip dress, which sells for $109. Find the Macy's fashions here.Cassandra...

'Fashion Star': EP Ben Silverman, Host Louise Roe Spill Secrets on Season 2 Revamp

"It's really a more dynamic and dramatic show," Silverman says of NBC's design competition, which premieres Friday night.

'Fashion Star': Get your first look at Season 2

NBC's "Fashion Star" returns for a second season at 8 p.m. ET Friday (March 8) -- but you can see some of the changes to the show in these exclusive sneak peeks on Zap2it.Louise Roe from The CW's "Plain Jane" hosts the fashion contest showcasing a dozen designers (actually 13, but a duo is counted as one participant). Three mentors who have made it in the fashion business -- John Varvatos, Nicole Richie and Jessica Simpson -- mentor the hopefuls.The difference here is that three stores bid on the designs: Saks Fifth Avenue for the high end, Macy's for the middle market, and Express for the less expensive and younger shopper. And the twist this season is as soon as the buyers for the stores bid on a design, it will be available online.In the clips, the competition's youngest designer, Daniel Silverstein, explains his complicated design to Richie: "I can drape, design -- I can...

Season Two of NBC's 'Fashion Star' Will Premiere Friday, March 8

NBC’s reality competition series “Fashion Star” will premiere its second season on Friday, March 8, 2013 (8-9 p.m. ET).

'Fashion Star' Season 2: Elle Macpherson out as host

Model and designer Elle Macpherson won't be the face of "Fashion Star," the NBC reality competition she helped create, for Season 2. The executive producer says that although she'll still be involved behind the scenes, she won't be the host when the show returns."I have been involved with 'Fashion Star' from the beginning, and am very proud to see it come to life, not only in America but globally," Macpherson tells the New York Post. "The show is in great hands, and although I will not be hosting this season, I will still be very involved [and] will be reviewing the format for the upcoming season."So, what does that mean, exactly?Well, judges Jessica Simpson, John Varvatos and Nicole Richie are sticking around, but H&M is out as one of the retail buyers. Reportedly, producers are considering axing a host altogether, and the way the show is laid out could change when "Fashion Star" returns for...