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Natalie Morales rocks winning 'Fashion Star' design

May 16, 2012 at 11:46 AM ET

We here at TODAY are big believers in testing what we preach (see: all the food — including meat — anchors eat during early morning cooking segments). So it was no surprise when Natalie Morales was spotted on TODAY Wednesday wearing a winning “Fashion Star” design during an interview with season 1 winner Kara Laricks.

“[It’s] a perfect fit,” Morales said of the sleek, white, leather-accented dress ($325), now available at Saks.

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Winning look: TODAY anchor Natalie Morales wears a chic mod design from designer Kara Laricks, the winner of "Fashion Star."

Laricks, 38, a former fourth-grade teacher who now designs chic masculine-meets-feminine clothing, came in first on last night’s NBC reality-TV show finale, having garnered more than $6 million dollars in orders. Throughout the season, 14 designers competed for the coveted prize: to sell one unique collection in three mass retail stores — Macy’s, Saks and H&M.

“It's absolutely unreal,” Laricks told Morales of her win. “I haven’t even had a chance yet to go into each store to go see them today. Today feels like cloud nine.”

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TODAY's Natalie Morales and "Fashion Star" winner Kara Laricks discuss a winning design from H&M (center).

Check out the rest of Kara Laricks’ collection at Saks,Macy’s and H&M, available online and in stores today. What do you think of the winning looks? Will you be purchasing them? Let us know in the comments section!

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Several looks from the Kara Laricks for Macy's collection.
This printed dress ($19.95) designed by Kara Laricks is now available at H&M.

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