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Tim Gunn's golden rules for making it work, even off the runway




Gunn looks back with his ever urbane, sharp eye on the last several decades of fashion and shares his golden rules for making it work.
Gunn looks back with his ever urbane, sharp eye on the last several decades of fashion and shares his golden rules for making it work.
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Attention designers! As any Project Runway fan will agree, Tim Gunn is practically the fairy godfather of the fashion world—always with a kind word, a tender tailoring tip, a safety pin, Gunn seemingly floats through the show designers’ workshop, anointing each garment-under-construction with praise or an appeal to “make it work.” His groupies may regard him as a fashion god, but Gunn thinks of himself more as an educator, which he was, at Parsons New School of Design for a quarter of a century. Now as the creative director for the Liz Claiborne Company, Gunn looks back with his ever urbane, sharp eye on the last several decades of fashion and shares his golden rules for making it work. Patt’s happy to kick off this interview by asking Tim Gunn what he’s wearing…

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Tim Gunn, judge on Lifetime’s Project Runway, former teacher and administrator at Parsons the New School for Design in New York; creative director and "brand ambassador" for the Liz Claiborne company and his new book is Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work