In the second episode of Bravo's newest fashion creative competition series, "The Fashion Show," socialite Tinsley Mortimer joins Isaac Mizrahi, Kelly Rowland and Fern Mallis on the judges panel. For the Harper's Bazaar mini-challenge, the age old adage "one doesn't have to spend a lot of money to look good" is put to the test, as the remaining designers are challenged to style two dress forms, one for a "budget" look, and the other for a "bank" look. For the elimination challenge, the designers work in teams to create a variety of garments for one of Mortimer's upcoming events. Operating under a strict budget, the teams are responsible for designing a cohesive look - from head to toe - that corresponds with Mortimer's high society fashion needs.
Operating on an extremely tight budget, the chef's must create the perfect amuse-bouche using only what they can find in a vending machine (a quickfire from season two of "Top Chef"). Then, Master chefs Wylie Dufresne, Suzanne Tracht, Graham Elliot Bowles and Elizabeth Falkner find themselves "lost" as they are challenged to make a meal inspired by the hit TV show, using ingredients such as fish, wild boar, fresh fruits and canned goods chosen by The Dharma Initiative, among other island specialties. "Lost" co-creators, executive producers and writers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof guest star, and one chef moves on to the Champions Round.
Actress and fashionista Becki Newton ("Ugly Betty") stops by "The Fashion Show" on Thursday, June 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT to present the Harper's Bazaar mini challenge and find a solution for an age-old dilemma, the "walk of shame." Challenged to turn last night's party outfit into work appropriate attire, the contestants get crafty with anything and everything one would normally find in an office. For the elimination challenge, the designers are taken to a surprise location and find themselves working for a major force in the fashion industry. Model and actress Veronica Webb sits on the judge's panel this week.
The contestants must master the art of draping, one of the most difficult and revered skills in the design world. Isabel Toledo, the queen of draping - and designer of First Lady Michelle Obama's inauguration gown, stops by to judge this Harper's Baazar mini-challenge. In the elimination round, the designers really need to shine as they make their way to the finals, and the winning design will be sold on BravoTV.com. Swarovski crystals play a crucial role in the designers' task of creating a standout red carpet gown that would get any client on the best-dressed list. Glenda Bailey, Editor in Chief of Harper's Bazaar guest judges.