This summer, Nicole Richie returned to Prime Video’s competition show ‘Making the Cut, where she joined fashion designer Jeremy Scott and executive producers Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn as they search for the industry’s next big fashion designer. Nicole spoke to WWD About the finale and her judging process.
“As far as for me as a judge, I don’t know if there are many challenges,” Richie said about the season. “I think we just have to look at everything and try to get to know the designers and really understand where they are coming from and what their eye is. Sometimes, we have to spend some time with them and talk to them to really understand where they are coming from when they show their current designs.”
This season also incorporated several topical challenges, like one creating festival-inspired clothing and another that incorporated creating a TikTok to show the vision behind the designers’ creations.
Richie stated her favorite week was the TikTok challenge because the platform isn’t something she’s very familiar with.
“I found it really interesting and funny because there were truly some videos that I didn’t get at all,” she explained. “I think [musicians] Chloe and Halle were our guest judges that week who, obviously, they’re young and that’s probably their world. It was really interesting to see there were things that I didn’t get at all and they were like, ‘Oh, that video is so amazing.’ I find those moments so eye opening because you get to understand from another perspective what people are gravitating toward.”