Rip the Runway with Selita Ebanks and Mehcad Brooks

BET’s annual fashion extravaganza, Rip the Runway returns with a stellar group of designers showcasing their collections to some of the hottest names in music.

A carnival of music and fashion, this year’s Rip the Runway will feature collections from Rachel Roy, Tennille White, LaQuan Smith, Man vs. Machine, Lila Nikole, and Haitian designer WISB “Way It Should Be” Apparel, performances by musical heavyweights Wiz Khalifa, Keri Hilson, Fabolous, Lloyd, Melanie Fiona, Miguel and New Boyz, and special appearances by fashion icon Lady Gaga and style savant Kimora Lee Simmons.

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Hosted by sexy duo Selita Ebanks and Mehcad Brooks, Rip the Runway premieres Monday, March 21, 2011 at 10 p.m. 

BET has teamed with Cossette Productions, the producers of the GRAMMY Awards and the BET AWARDS, to produce Rip the Runway.

Stephen Hill, president of music programming and specials for BET Networks, along with Lynne Harris-Taylor, vice president of specials for BET Networks, will executive produce the telecast. 

Rip the Runway is celebrating its seventh year and it aims to provide both men and women with the latest trends in fashion, swimwear, accessories and shoes

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You can get a closer look at the models who walked the runway and check out the designers’ look books at the show’s official website,

After the show, users will be able to go to the website to see all the looks presented on the runway, watch exclusive behind-the-scenes footage with Miss Lawrence (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”), and use interactive Shoe Zoom feature, which will give an up close view of the show’s footwear.

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BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc., is a leading provider of entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience.

In the picture above: (L to R) Mehcad Brooks and Selita Ebanks bring together the hottest fashion designers with the biggest hitmakers as they host RIP THE RUNWAY, premiering Monday, March 21st at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on BET.

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