Five Weeks in, Here’s a Bit of an Explanation of How Fashion Star Actually Works

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FASHION STAR -- "What's Your Story" Episode 101 -- Pictured: Elle Macpherson -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

Reality Blurred's Andy Dehnart sat down with the show's producers and asked them to explain, well, just about everything — from what the buyers' bids actually mean for the designers (they receive "a portion as a creative fee") to why there's so much canned applause (it, apparently, "[brings] a lot of the entertainment value"). At this point, you might be watching for the campy spectacle and fireworks, but if you need answers, here are a few.