Next in Fashion: Tan France lands new Netflix show without Queer Eye co-stars
Queer Eye star Tan France has become the first member of the Fab Five to land a breakout show, titled Next In Fashion.
Netflix announced on Friday (May 17) that the Queer Eye star will be fronting new reality competition series Next In Fashion.
However, he is trading in Antoni Parowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness and Karamo Brown for a brand new co-host, model Alexa Chung.
The ten-episode show will see competitors fight for the chance to win a $250,000 prize and an opportunity to debut their collection with luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter.
Next In Fashion puts Tan’s fashion skills to use
A release reveals: “Next In Fashion is a high-stakes competition series coming soon to Netflix featuring some of the world’s best and quietly innovative designers who compete for a chance to become the next big name in fashion.
“Hosted by fashion designer and TV personality Tan France and designer, model and global style icon Alexa Chung, Next in Fashion begins with eighteen designers who face challenges centering on a different trend or design style that has influenced the way the entire world dresses.
“These talented contestants have worked for major brands and dressed A-list celebrities, and will now compete head-to-head to see who has the skill, originality and determination to win the grand prize: $250,000 and an opportunity to debut their collection with luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter.”
Elizabeth Stewart and Eva Chen are recurring guest judges on the show, with additional guest judges still to be announced.
Netflix is yet to confirm an air date for the project.
Tan France will be a bit busy
Tan France will be certainly be busy between Next In Fashion and his commitments to Queer Eye, with the makeover show pulling a reverse-Marie Kondo and heading to Japan for a spin-off series set to air later in 2019
The star also recently published a memoir, Naturally Tan, which opens up abut his upbringing.
In an interview with Shortlist last year, France said: “Being brown and gay made coming out harder.
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“If I were Caucasian, I would have found the process easier. I have to battle so many issues, and the biggest is racism.”
He continued: “Being ‘out and proud’ can feel like a real luxury of Western culture, where people are often white and see existing white gay people in their culture.
“They see themselves reflected, so they feel a sense of acceptance. That’s a kind of privilege people don’t know they possess.
“I get so many emails from people in the Middle East or Africa saying, ‘Finally we’re seeing someone on our screens that we can relate to!’ Our cultures are very similar.
“They’re often very strict, conservative and shame-based.”