Tim Gunn - Co-host Mar 16, 2020 14:28:54 GMT
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Tim Gunn is an American fashion consultant, television personality, actor, voice actor, and author. He served on the faculty of Parsons The New School for Design from 1982 to 2007 and was chair of fashion design at the school from August 2000 to March 2007, after which he joined Liz Claiborne as its chief creative officer.
Over 16 seasons Gunn became well known as the on-air mentor to designers on the reality television program Project Runway. Gunn (along with co-host Heidi Klum) received a Primetime Emmy Award in 2013 for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program. Gunn's popularity on Project Runway led to two spin-off shows, Bravo's Tim Gunn's Guide to Style and Lifetime's Under the Gunn, as well as five books. In addition to being an executive producer, Gunn served as mentor for the teen designers on Project Runway: Junior.
Born in Washington, D.C., Tim's father worked in the FBI where he started off as an agent but transitioned into becoming a ghostwriter and speechwriter for J Edgar Hoover. Gunn attended the Corcoran College of Art and Design, receiving a BFA in sculpture.
After serving as director of admissions for the Corcoran, Gunn started working at Parsons in 1982, served as associate dean from 1989 to 2000, and then became Fashion Design Department chair in August 2000. He was credited with "retooling and invigorating the curriculum for the 21st century."
In April 2007, Abrams Image Publishers released Gunn's book A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style, co-written with Kate Moloney. He published four more books from 2010 to 2015.
Gunn provides the voice of Baileywick, the castle steward in the Disney Junior television show Sofia the First and narrated the sitcom Mixology. In other media, Gunn appeared in the first issue of Models Inc., a fashion-themed comic book miniseries published by Marvel Comics in September 2009. In the series, which is written by Project Runway fan Mark Sumerak and illustrated by Jimenez, Gunn dons the Iron Man armor to foil an attack against the New York Fashion Museum.
In 2014, he participated in Do I Sound Gay?, a documentary film by David Thorpe about stereotypes of gay men's speech patterns. He also appears in Kate McKinnon's audio drama "Heads Will Roll."
Gunn is an outspoken critic of clothing designs using animal fur. In 2008, he narrated a video about rabbit fur farming in China for animal rights group PETA. He termed the treatment of animals used for fur as "egregiously irresponsible".
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