During an appearance on the Nate Berkus Show, Carlson Kressley talked about his strategy for winning Dancing with the Stars.

On Monday night, ABC announced the 12 stars who'll participate on the upcoming 13th season of Dancing with the Stars, which premieres on September 19.

Author-activist Chaz Bono, the child of gay icon Cher and the late entertainer-politician Sonny Bono, and fashion expert Kressley were included.

When host Nate Berkus asked whether Kressley would be designing his own costumes, Kressley answered he was looking forward to it.

“I got a letter from them saying they really want your input. So, I was like, 'Yes!' 'Cause I don't want them putting me in Wendy Williams' old stuff from last year.”

“So I had all these great ideas. I was like, you know I want to look like Fred Astaire, who is so polished and beautiful and kind of Ralph Lauren-y,” he joked. “And then I was like, but I love sparkles! So, I'm going to kinda do a sparkly Fred Astaire combo.”

“A gay Fred Astaire,” Berkus commented.

“Yeah, yeah,” Kressley said, then complimented Berkus: “That's a good handle. I'm going to write that, a gay Fred Astaire.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)