The show opened on a whimsical note with ballet dancers performing on the runway, around what ended up being a faux “DJ” booth where a model mimed turning tables to kick the show into party gear.
From the very first look on socialite Tinsley Mortimer, the show was a disaster. Rather than the fun and excitement fashion show attendees have come to expect from Rich’s former Heatherette line, the frocks were all predictable and lacked flair.
And after previous shows including Paris Hilton and porn queen Jenna Jameson, the stunt-casting of Ellen fell flat. Sorta like her stint on American Idol.