After a long wait, Next in Fashion season 2 is finally (almost) here!
Fans of the Netflix competition reality show (which bares more than a strong resemblance to Project Runway) have been waiting three years for season 2 to drop and are especially psyched to see Gigi Hadid step up as guest host alongside Queer Eye favorite Tan France (Gigi is replacing Alexa Chung, who acted as co-host in season 1).
Gigi previously revealed to Elle magazine that Netflix put her through the wringer and made her audition several times. She told the magazine,
“They really put me through an audition process. I respected that, and it made me feel good when I got the job. I felt like I had earned it in their eyes, and so that gave me the confidence to go for it.”
“You get a sense of impostor syndrome and you’re like, ‘Okay, are they just giving me this show because I have a lot of followers?’ The fact that they really questioned my intentions for being on the show helped me jump into it headfirst. If they think that I can do it, then that gives me more confidence than maybe I would’ve had otherwise.”
In addition to Gigi and Tan, there are set to be a slew of incredible guest judges, including the creme de la creme of the fashion industry. Renowned fashion designers like Donatella Versace and Isabel Marant are on the slate, as are models Bella Hadid (Gigi’s little sis!) and Helena Christensen.
Next in Fashion season 2 drops on Friday, March 3. Check out all the guest judges below.
Episode 1: Donatella Versace
Iconic Italian designer Donatella Versace is the Chief Creative Officer of Versace, which was originally founded by her brother Gianni Versace.
Episode 2: Helena Christensen
Danish model Helena Christensen is largely considered one of the most popular models of the ’90s and has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and W, and has worked with fashion brands like Chanel, Versace, Lanvin, Prada, Valentino, and more.
Episode 3: Emma Chamberlain
Fashion influencer Emma Chamberlain first rose to prominence on YouTube and has since expanded her empire to include a successful podcast, a brand partnership with Lancome, and features in Cosmopolitan, Nylon, Vogue Australia, and Harper’s Bazaar.
Episode 4: Isabel Marant
French designer Isabel Marant first launched her eponymous brand in 1994 and has subsequently won several design awards including Award de la Mode in 1997, Fashion Designer of the Year by British Glamour in 2012, and Contemporary Designer of the Year by Elle in 2014.
Episode 5: Olivier Rousteing
At only 25 years old, French fashion designer Oliver Rousteing was named the creative director of Balmain and is largely responsible for the rising influence and popularity of the brand among both celebrities and the public.
Episode 6: Bella Hadid
Gigi Hadid’s sister Bella Hadid is one of the most popular fashion models right now. She’s appeared on 27 international Vogue covers, has walked for countless designers at New York, Paris, London, and Milan Fashion Weeks, and has more than 57.7M followers on Instagram.
Episode 7: Candice Swanepoel
South African model Candice Swanepoel first rose to prominence in the 2000s as a model for Victoria’s Secret and has since appeared in editorials for Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, V, Allure, and more.
Episode 8: Hailey Bieber and Gabriella Karefa-Johnson
Socialite Hailey Bieber has explored numerous ventures including modeling campaigns for Guess, Ralph Lauren, and Tommy Hilfiger, and recently launched her own skincare brand called Rhode.
NYC Stylist Gabriella Karefa-Johnson is currently the Global Contributing Fashion Editor-at-Large for Vogue. She also recently launched a clothing line with Target under the brand’s Future Collective label.
Episode 9: Ashley Park
Actress Ashley Park first caught the attention of the public eye on Netlix’s popular series Emily in Paris as Emily’s best friend Mindy Chen. She’s also a Tony and Grammy nominee who’s performed on Broadway in Mamma Mia!, The King And I, and Sunday in the Park With George. On top of that, Ashley is set to appear on Hulu’s series Only Murders in the Building in season 3.
Episode 10: Jennifer Hyman
Jennifer Hyman is the CEO and co-founder of Rent the Runway, which popularized the concept of renting luxury and designer clothing and accessories.