Simon Cowell reportedly wants Stella McCartney to dress 'X Factor' contestants, and is said to be in talks with Stacy Keibler about the vacant host's job.
The 52-year-old music mogul apparently hopes to follow in the footsteps of rival 'American Idol' - which recently joined forces with Tommy Hilfiger - and get an established designer on the show to improve the style of competitors.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: ''Simon is a big fan of Stella's. He has been for ages.
''He's in negotiations with her at the moment to get her to design a few special pieces for some of the finalists.
''It will be great for the show if it comes off.''
A source told the New York Post newspaper: ''Stacy Keibler is in talks to join the show, but her lack of experience in the music business may make her more appropriate as a host.
''She looks fantastic and has bags of charisma.''
Discussions are also believed to be continuing with Britney Spears' people over a possible judging position.
The insider added: ''Talks are still ongoing with Britney, and she is asking for a lot more money than was originally offered. But producers are confident Britney will realise this is a great opportunity for her to reinvent herself and accept their deal.''