H&M Throws Fete for NBC's 'Fashion Star' with Nicole Richie & John Varvatos (Peep the Pics!)

H&M Throws Fete for NBC’s ‘Fashion Star’ with Nicole Richie & John Varvatos (Peep the Pics!)

Created by former model Elle Macpherson, “Fashion Star” could’ve easily fallen into the hoards of other competitive reality shows on TV.  But the competitive apparel design show successfully created a new niche through a creative premise—aspiring fashion designers show their lines to actual retail buyers—and with the help of heavyweights like H&M, Nicole Richie, and John Varvatos.

To celebrate the success of NBC’s newest hit show, H&M hosted a fashion fete at their 5th Avenue flagship on Tuesday night.



Design challenge mentor Nicole Richie flaunted a midi-length navy and yellow printed dress with an empire waist.  She paired it with red-orange satin pumps, and a high knotted-bun and long bangs to finish off her polished look.  John Varvatos, like a true designer,  was coolly decked out in all black.  Nicole Christie, H&M buyer on the show, was also present in a refreshing citron A-line dress.

We presume the shows third celebrity mentor, Jessica Simpson, was missed and excused for her absence to give birth to her first daughter.  It’s a good thing there were lots of pics to show Jess later!  Check them out now in the following pages.