Article Mar 15, 2019

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Rachel Zoe returning to TV with fashion competition series

Rachel Zoe is gearing up to make a return to reality TV with a new fashion competition series.

The designer and stylist, known for her boho-chic aesthetic and work with celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Garner, and Kate Hudson, starred in her own Bravo show, The Rachel Zoe Project, for five seasons between 2008 and 2013.

Now, Zoe has announced that she has teamed with TV producer Mark Burnett and executives at MGM Television on a fresh project, which aims to find undiscovered designers.

"This is the show I have always wanted to make," she said in a statement. "The show will spotlight some of the most talented designers from around the world, and I am thrilled to be able to highlight their work. I have the utmost respect for Mark Burnett and the team at MGM - this is my dream partnership."

The TV show, which is currently untitled, will bring together an array of design talent from around the world. Competing designers will have to work on original creations, with part of the format seeing the items put up for sale online after each episode has aired.

Sean Kelly and Steve Hughes of Shaggy Entertainment came up with the concept, and will serve as executive producers alongside Zoe, Burnett, and Barry Poznick.

Regarding the concept, Burnett, chairman of MGM's Worldwide Television Group, commented that he was thrilled to be collaborating with Zoe.

"I love fashion and have wanted to do a show in this space for quite some time. We are thrilled to have Rachel Zoe on board for this epic global fashion showdown that will bring trendsetting designs to your doorstep. Rachel is the epitome of style and fashion," he shared.

Zoe's new show comes after Project Runway has undergone a shake-up for season 17, with Karlie Kloss taking over as host from Heidi Klum and Christian Siriano succeeding Tim Gunn as a mentor. Klum and Gunn are currently working on a new fashion competition programme for Amazon Video.