Lewisville-based Oscar Fierro barely advanced to sew another day on NBC’s new reality competition show, Fashion Star. Notorious in the local style set for his diva-like behavior, Oscar failed to earn a retailer bid following a presentation of three looks on Tuesday’s pilot episode. Designers earning bids are automatically safe; those without bids risk elimination. Luckily, Oscar did manage to charm “celebrity mentor” Nicole Richie, netting him a special pass. Tears and jumping for joy ensued. The entire episode can be viewed here.
Madge Gets Her Kicks
Truth or Dare, Madonna’s forthcoming lifestyle brand, will hit the ground running with over 60 different shoe styles this fall. Produced by Aldo Group, Inc., the flats, boots, and heels will be available at Macy’s and Nordstrom, priced from $89 to $349. Via WWD we learn that the looks will be largely “dance-inspired” (see preview photo at left), targeted to women age 27 to 50.
Fourth Area H&M Opens Next Week
Fast fashion juggernaut H&M’s North Texas invasion continues with the debut of its fourth area location at Galleria Dallas next Thursday, March 22nd. The new store’s doors officially open at noon that day, to be exact. Though we predict a smaller crowd compared to ribbon cutting ceremonies at NorthPark Center, the Shops at Willow Bend, and Town East Mall in recent months, those hoping to be among the first to enter are advised to arrive early.
2012 CFDA Award Nominees Announced
Finally, the list of contenders for this year’s Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards includes such familiar names as Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, and Marc Jacobs (Womenswear Designer of the Year), as well as Patrik Ervell, Billy Reid, and Simon Spurr (Menswear Designer of the Year). WWD also reports that actor Johnny Depp will be honored with this year’s Fashion Icon Award (cue Jack Sparrow jokes). The Seth Meyers-hosted ceremony will take place June 4th at Lincoln Center.
Reporting contributed by Sean Charles.
(Lead image, credit MusicThatGoesPop.blogspot.com. Inset photo credits, from top: 1. NBC.com, 2. WWD.com, 3. Ronald Hopkins for DFW Style Daily, 4. GraphicsHunt.com)