Edited by Hilary Price
The new highly anticipated season of Bravo’s,Project Runway is, thankfully, right around the corner. Time Magazine caught up with reality television’s fan favorite, Tim Gunn, for an informal interview. Lucky readers were able to probe his fashionable frame of mind, and subsequently learn how to “make it work!”
Here are excerpts from the interview:
What has been your favorite outfit designed by a contestant on Project Runway? —Rachel Thompson, Dallas
May I give two answers? For me—and it’s very emotional—it was the winning look from the very first episode of the very first season, when we took the designers to a Gristedes grocery store and Austin Scarlett made a dress out of corn husks. It was the closest to couture as a corn husk in America could possibly get. On the fashion front, it was the collaboration of Christian Soriano and Chris March on Season 4, the avant-garde challenge. That dress was magnificent.
With which designer, dead or alive, would you like to spend a lunch dishing fashion ideas?—Milo Keilo, MILILANI, HAWAII
Oh, the first really seminal designer of the 20th century: Coco Chanel. That would be some lunch. If it were a living designer, there’s no one more fabulous to have lunch with than Diane von Furstenberg.
Michelle Obama or Cindy McCain? —Sharlin Aldao MIAMI LAKES, FLA.
Michelle Obama. Absolutely. She looks so comfortable and relaxed in her style, in her fashion, and she exudes that. She has a presence that gives you confidence in her.
What’s the worst fashion trend you’ve ever seen?—Kay Soriano, MANILA
Well, sandals with socks are certainly up there. Generally speaking, it’s footwear trends. I mean, the Croc—it looks like a plastic hoof. How can you take that seriously? I know it’s comfortable; I understand that. But if you want to dress to feel as though you never got out of bed, don’t get out of bed.
Check out the whole interview here!