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[04/23/13 - 01:22 PM]
The Fashion Star Contestants Design for a "Night Out On The Town" and Five Are Purchased on Friday's Episode of "Fashion Star"
The contestants were paired once again and challenged to come up with designs that were reminiscent of a "night out on the town."

[via press release from NBC]

THE FASHION STAR CONTESTANTS DESIGN FOR A "NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN" AND FIVE ARE PURCHASED ON FRIDAY'S EPISODE OF "FASHION STAR"

Macy's and Express Purchased a Total of $525,000 Worth of Merchandise and Contestants Johana Hernandez and Daniel Silverstein Each Won a Brand New Fiat

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - April 23, 2013 - In the seventh episode of NBC's reality competition show "Fashion Star" (from Friday, April 19, 8 - 9 p.m. ET), the contestants were paired once again and challenged to come up with designs that were reminiscent of a "night out on the town." In an added twist, the designers were asked to draw inspiration from the beautiful 2013 Fiats that were in the studio that week and then they directed their own photo shoot, along with famed photographer Timothy White.

Macy's and Express purchased creations from five designers, Hunter Bell, Johana Hernandez, Silvia Arguello, Daniel Silverstein and duo JesseRay Vasquez and Garrett Gerson. Purchases totaled $525,000.

As determined by the mentors, designers Johana Hernandez and Daniel Silverstein developed the most eye-catching photo, featuring models that looked as if they were running alongside the sleek car. The pair went home, each with their own Fiat 500 turbo.

The purchases made in the seventh episode were as follows:

MACY'S
(www.macys.com/fashionstar)
Hunter Bell's Maxi Dress was purchased in both floral printed and blue versions, and will retail for $119.
Johana Hernandez' Scuba Dress with Mesh Sleeves was purchased in both black and red versions, and will retail for $89.

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
(www.saksfifthavenue.com/fashionstar)
No purchases this week.

EXPRESS
(www.express.com/fashionstar)
Silvia Arguello's Miniskirt and Jacket were purchased and will retail for $69 and $128, respectively.
Daniel Silverstein's Back Zipper Dress was purchased in both black and guard versions, and will retail for $69.
JesseRay Vasquez and Garrett Gerson's Palazzo Pant and Drape Blouse were purchased, and will retail for $59 and $39, respectively.

Hosted by fashion journalist Louise Roe, "Fashion Star" gives 13 young designers the chance to win a multi-million dollar prize of launching their original collections in three of the nation's largest fashion retailers. The "Fashion Star" format was developed by Ben Silverman of Electus (NBC's "The Biggest Loser," "The Office," and "The Tudors") and Rick Ringbakk of Emmy Award-winning 5x5 Media ("Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution"), and E.J. Johnston and James Deutch of EJD Productions.

The show is executive-produced by Elle Macpherson, Ben Silverman of Electus, Jane Lipsitz and Dan Cutforth of The Magical Elves, Rick Ringbakk of 5x5 Media, and EJ Johnston and James Deutch of EJD Productions. Electus International will retain all international distribution rights.

For embeddable clips and full episodes from "Fashion Star," please visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/fashion-star/.

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