Sexism took center stage on the season premiere of Fashion Star.
On NBC’s new series, Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos mentor the designers, and the contestants present three runway looks to buyers from Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and H&M. Each buyer can bid for a look, but if no offers are presented, the designer risks elimination.
Everyone seems to heed the advice of the mentors— except Nicholas Bowes. Watch as he dismisses Nicole and Jessica’s opinions:
I applaud Jessica for speaking up and not letting him get away with his disrespectful comments. She’s rightfully offended, and her face shows it. I love seeing Jessica in her element and not mixing up tuna and chicken. She’s still sweet, but the smart, business-savvy side is finally converting me to a fan. Her label is worth over $1 billion, and I believe her when she says she knows what buyers want.
Image from TMZ
Nicholas’s motorcycle jackets were unimaginative, and he got nothing but a rebuttal from the H&M buyer. Then, he became the first eliminated contestant of Fashion Star. Bye, Nicholas!
Image from talldarkroast.com / Nicole Richie wasn’t feeling the jacket/jorts combo.
But then he made it even worse. He defended his comment after his elimination with his line:
“I wasn’t saying that girls don’t have a clue when it comes to fashion. I’m just saying I don’t think they understand high-end fashion.”
Nicholas will not survive the fashion industry if he doesn’t apologize and drop the attitude.
What do you think? Was it his unoriginal design or sexist attitude that sent Nicolas home?
Watch Fashion Star Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on NBC.