Tim Gunn Biography

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
Born: July 29, 1953
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Best Known as: mentor for designers on Project Runway

Notable Quote: "Make it work."

Tim Gunn has been the mentor to designers on Bravoâs Project Runway since the showâs debut in 2004. He has had a long career in fashion. Gunn joined Parsons The New School for Design in New York City in 1982, became associate dean there in 1989, and then took over as the schoolâs chair of the department of Fashion Design in 2000. Beginning in 2004, Gunn was brought onto Project Runway to mentor the designers in the competition. Gunn enjoyed good fortune in 2007. Indeed, in March 2007 Gunn left Parsons to become the chief creative director of Liz Claiborne, Inc. His book, Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste, & Style, was published in May 2007. Bravo premiered the new show Tim Gunnâs Guide to Style in September 2007 with Gunn as the host.

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