RealityGal September 6, 2014 Share September 6, 2014 The first (and possibly second) AS mentor was Joanna Coles and she was wonderful - I'd seen her as a judge and found her caustic, but as a mentor she was perfect - nurturing and encouraging but very clear-eyed. AS 3 had Zanna Roberts Rossi, and she was awful. It got to the point that whenever she gave advice I shouted "Do the exact opposite!" at the screen. I wonder why they don't try to get a successful designer to be the mentor for All Stars? I know the show has lost its luster, and I'm not sure if any successful designer wants to be too involved in mentoring designers to make an outfit in a day, but I think it would be sort of cool. Especially since the mentor would be working with people who were already on the show and so...hopefully....would be working at a somewhat higher level. So many of PR's early guest judges were talented designers, and some of them had a very nurturing personality. I liked where Fashion Show was going with Issac Mizrahi (I thought he was their mentor) and I think he might be good for something like that. I'm sure no one wants to mess with the flagship, and I understand having TG as the mentor for that show because many of them are fresh out of design school, or they have just been sort of tinkering with fashion as a second job sort of thing, so having someone who is a teacher as a mentor is helpful. But those designers on All Stars should be a little more seasoned, and a better fit to be mentored by a successful designer. Link to comment
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