Teri Hatcher is the newest face of Badgley Mischka — a partnership that brought together old friends.


Hatcher bumped into Mark Badgley and James Mischka on the red carpet of the American Idol finale in May.


She reminded them that they were the first to create a gown for her when she starred in the ’90s TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, they said.


So when the designers invited her to be their latest celebrity model, Hatcher showed up for the photo shoot with the hand-painted platinum silk velvet gown with a gold baroque pattern that she wore to the 1995 Emmys.


“She was one of our first celebrities,” Mischka said.

Hatcher, who stars on ABC’s Desperate Housewives, is both sophisticated and down-to-earth, said Badgley, making her a great match for the brand. Plus, he said she’s the same size as the brand’s fit model.

“She’s a beautiful, smart woman, and I think our customer can relate to her,” he said.