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Pictured from `Fashion Star`: Nicole Richie, John Varvatos, Elle Macpherson and Jessica Simpson. (photo by John Russo/NBC)
Pictured from "Fashion Star": Nicole Richie, John Varvatos, Elle Macpherson and Jessica Simpson. (photo by John Russo/NBC)

'Fashion Star' announces casting cities for season two

by jmaloni
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 09:45 pm

Casting calls to find 12 best innovative designers for season 2 begin June 30 in Los Angeles

NBC's popular reality competition series "Fashion Star" is kicking-off its search for the 12 best innovative designers for its second season. Casting calls will begin in seven major U.S. cities - Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco and Miami beginning June 30 and continuing into July to discover the next big brand in fashion.

The series gives designers the chance to win a multimillion dollar contract to launch their own collections in three of America's largest retailers. In its premiere season, the show crowned Kara Laricks the first winner of "Fashion Star." Laricks wowed mentors Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos, and won more than $6 million in collection deals with Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue and H&M. Her clothes are currently on sale at those retailers.

Season two casting call locations and dates are listed below (all times local):

Los Angeles

  • Saturday, June 30
  • FIDM - Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, 919 S. Grand Ave.
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New York City

  • Saturday, July 14
  • TRYP Times Square South, 345 W 35th St.
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • Sunday, July 15
  • Macy's - Northpark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway
  • Noon to 5 p.m.


  • Saturday, July 21
  • Macy's - Perimeter Mall, 4300 Ashford-Dunwoody Road
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

San Francisco

  • Saturday, July 21
  • Macy's - Union Square, 170 O'Farrell St.
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • Sunday, July 22
  • Macy's, 111 N. State St.
  • Noon to 5 p.m.


  • Saturday, July 28
  • Macy's - downtown, 22 E. Flagler St.
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Additional open call information, including what to bring and how to audition is available at: www.fashionstarcasting.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FashionStarCasting and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FashionStar_NBC.

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