Clad in a black sparkly mini dress, Simpson clapped enthusiastically as her fellow reality show mentor was introduced to the crowd. Though the onlooker tells Us Simpson appeared fidgety at first, she was able to loosen up quite quickly. "She danced in her seat to the house music, almost as if releasing nervous energy," says the witness.
NBC executives couldn't be more thrilled to have Simpson, Richie, fellow mentor John Varvatos and host Elle MacPherson on board. "Jessica, Nicole, John and Elle make the most exciting team we have ever worked with on a reality television show and we are thrilled to feature such an extraordinary group of mentors and designers," Fashion Star's executive producer, Ben Silverman, has said of his cast.
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