On “Fashion Star” season 2 episode 9, ‘Trending Now and Then’, host Louise Roe informed viewers that “on this week’s challenge, our designers are creating two chic and trendy looks inspired by a decade of their choosing for the spring and upcoming summer months.”
With only one episode until the finale and four remaining contestants, the pressure was on. As much as everyone wanted to stay in the competition, nobody felt the pressure quite like Hunter Bell. After not getting any offers last week, she was terrified of not making it to the finale. A little bit of reassurance from mentor Jessica Simpson who told her “You can’t harp on last week” really helped.
When it came time to choosing a decade to work with, Cassandra was all about the 1960s. And JesseRay and Garrett went with the 1950s, inspired by Garrett’s grandmother.
Daniel chose the 1960s because it was an “artistically free period”, and he was inspired by fashion designer Paco Rabanne to design his own pattern.
Hunter Bell of Team Jessica went with the 1950s and designed a fit and flare dress.
The designers did extremely well in the competition. They each had both pieces bought, but unfortunately due to how late it is in the competition, one of them had to be eliminated. The buyers: Caprice Willard of Macy’s, Terron E. Schaefer of Saks Fifth Avenue and Erika De Salvatore of Express went back and forth on who they thought should be sent home. For the first time this year in the competition, the mentors had no say in who they feel should be sent home.
The buyers secured Hunter Bell, Cassandra Hobbins and Daniel Silverstein spots in the finale. Designers JesseRay Vasquez and Garrett Gerson who sold $695,000 throughout the competition were told they were not this season’s “fashion star.”
“Fashion Star” season 2 episode 9 recap
Team John Varvatos:
Cassandra Hobbins, Column Dress and Shirtdress.
Shirtdress: Express, no offer; Saks Fifth Avenue, no offer; Macy’s bought the shirtdress for $50,000.
Column dress: Saks Fifth Avenue, no offer; Macy’s, no offer; Express bought the Column dress for $50,000.
Team Nicole Richie:
Daniel Silverstein, Short sleeve top, Pencil skirt.
Pencil skirt: Macy’s, no offer; Express, no offer; Saks Fifth Avenue bought the pencil skirt for $50,000.
Short sleeve top: Macy’s, no offer; Express, no offer; Saks Fifth Avenue bought Daniel’s short sleeve top for $75,000.
Team Jessica Simpson:
JesseRay Vasquez and Garrett Gerson, Halter top and short, Sheath Dress.
Sheath dress: Express, no offer; Macy’s, no offer; Saks Fifth Avenue bought the dress for $55,000.
Halter top and short: Saks Fifth Avenue, no offer; Express, no offer; Macy’s bought the top and shorts for $50,000.
Hunter Bell, Fit and flare dress and Peplum fitted dress.
Fit and flare dress: Express bid $50,000; Macy’s bid $60,000. In the end Saks Fifth Avenue bought Hunter’s Fit and Flare dress for $200,000.
Peplum fitted dress: Macy’s no offer; Saks Fifth Avenue bid $75,000; Express bid $100,000. Saks Fifth Avenue started a bidding war which eventually ended with Saks and Express each bidding $200,000. Hunter had to ultimately choose which store would have the dress since bids can’t go any higher than $200,000. In the end Hunter chose Express since they saved her from elimination last week.
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