Jacobs grad shines as model on ‘Fashion Star’ (Sun-Times Media)

by Emily McFarlan Miller

Lauren Gish isn’t the only woman to wear “Fashion Star” designer Orly Shani’s zip-off convertible mini skirts, purchased by Saks Fifth Avenue in the first episode of the NBC reality competition.

But she was the first.

Gish, an Algonquin native and 2007 graduate of Jacobs High School, is a model on “Fashion Star,” which airs at 9 p.m. Tuesdays.

“I don’t have a bad thing to say about ‘Fashion Star.’ It was such an incredible, fun, rewarding, blessing experience,” she said.

The show is part “Project Runway” and part “The Voice,” with three fashion celebrities — Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos — mentoring 14 unknown designers to find the next big brand in fashion. Each week, the designers are challenged to create new fashions, which then are bid on by buyers from Saks, Macy’s and H&M.

For the rest of the story, read Jacobs grad shines as model on ‘Fashion Star’ (Sun-Times Media).

For more, watch the “Backstage with Lauren” video on the “Fashion Star” website.