Top fashionistas such as designers Diane von Furstenberg and Roberto Cavalli will be appearing on a popular TV show during this coming season.
Thanks to a partnership with Italian Vogue, "America’s Next Top Model" on The CW is now able to attract top fashion industry insiders as guest judges, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
Other guest judges will include photographer-director Matthew Rolston and designer Zac Posen, the story says. The show’s 15th cycle debuts on Sept. 8.
"All of a sudden it’s not ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ the show’s host and creator Tyra Banks told THR, " ‘It’s ‘America’s Next Top Modelle,’ dahling.’ It’s totally elevating it with the fashion industry."
One question is whether the guest judges can improve the aging show’s ratings. According to the story, "America’s Next Top Model’s" audience has dropped off, with its last season averaging 3.3 million viewers, down from its high of 5 million in 2004.