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The first episode will show the 14 contestants arriving in Los Angeles and meeting their mentors -- Simpson, Richie and John Varvatos. Then the fun begins, as Richie explains their first challenge. "Each week you're going to have to design a piece for the buyers. This week, the buyers are going to want to see your design story. Pick one signature piece that defines who you are as a designer."
The contestants are bubbling with excitement as they begin the battle for the $6 million collection that goes to the winner. And the mentors seem eager to help. "I want to challenge all of these designers and give them enough advice to get them through it," a pre-pregnancy Simpson says in a preview clip of the premiere.
So far, the concept sounds a lot like Project Runway meets The Voice. But, of course, the interesting part is that each week, the winning design will be immediately for sale at Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue or H&M. So get your credit cards ready!
Fashion Star premieres tonight at 9:30 p.m. on NBC. Will you be tuning in? Let us know by voting in our poll!