With the loss of “Project Runway,” Bravo seemed to have struggled a bit in finding its fashion-related footing. (We’re still having nightmares about “Launch My Line.”)
Last year’s “The Fashion Show” was a smidge better, but it still couldn’t match wits with the network’s former Heidi Klum-hosted juggernaut.
Luckily, in order to retain the fashion-minded demographic they once had under lock, the network decided to bring back “The Fashion Show” for a second season — but not before giving it a big-time overhaul.
“The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection” — which premieres tomorrow at 10 p.m. — will split 12 designers (six of which reside here, in NYC) into two fashion “houses” that must work together to create a cohesive collection each week, as well as produce a full-on live fashion show in every episode. The prize: $125,000.
Of course, one of the biggest changes is the reorganization of the show’s hosts and judges, a formulaic lineup that now mirrors “Runway.”
We’ve got the iconic designer (Isaac Mizrahi), the glossy bigwig (Laura Brown of Harper’s Bazaar) and beloved supermodel (Iman, who also hosts).
As for the talent? It’s still too early to tell, but judging by the experience of the 12 contestants, it looks like the competition could get pretty fierce.