Rounding out this Los Angeles trio is the functional but no less boring, underwear designer, Andrew Christian.
Thanks to his innovative and comfortable briefs and panties that lift and separate for both women (his WonderWare) and men (Andrew Christian), Mr. Christian has steadily built a loyal fan following since he started twelve years ago.
By partcipating in "The Fashion Show," he wants to use this moment as platform to show he can make a successful transition from men's underwear to mainstream ready-to-wear for women.
Even the general idea is the same as "Project Runway," "The Fashion Show" has its own unique traits.
The contestants have a longer and deeper reputation in their respected towns and fashion niches.
The show will be a real "show." Not an isolated viewing among judges but a full participating audience of real people who will judge who is the best in the end.
Actually, it is much closer to Bravo's hit, "Top Chef." Each episode will start with a mini-challenge set by Harper's Baazar Special Projects Director, Laura Brown.
Instead of Elle Magazine, Harper's Baazar is the show's partner.
Bravo also up the ante in the prizes. Gone are the car and a spread in Elle Magazine. In are a clothing line to be sold in a major retail market and a $125,000 cash prize.
Instead of a few selected industry insider judges, it is the audience-and you, the American viewer, who will pick the winner of the ultimate fashion show.
Now, tune in this Thursday, May 7th at 10pm, to get your feet running in who's going to win "The Fashion Show."