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Tim Gunn joins Liz Claiborne team

by Julia Ward, posted Feb 5th 2007 10:01AM
Tim Gunn standingProject Runway's mentor extraordinaire Tim Gunn has signed on to become the Chief Creative Officer of Liz Claiborne. He will oversee the designers of such labels as Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Lucky Brand Jeans and DKNY Jeans. He'll maintain some kind of relationship with Parsons, where he has served as the design department's chair since 2000, and will be hosting Tim Gunn's Guide to Style on Bravo. While a contract has yet to be signed, he is expected to be part of Project Runway's fourth season.

Did you know that Liz Claiborne, the purveyor of mom fashion, oversaw design at Juicy Couture? It's too bad Tim couldn't have been at the helm earlier. He might have stopped the fitted velour sweatsuit trend before it trickled down Wal-Mart way. Seriously. Had he gotten to the Juicy team in time the words "sassy" and "hottie" might not be emblazoned over the rear ends of America's teens today. Better late than never, I suppose. Tim Gunn, you're American sportswear's only hope.

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Courtney Cox

Congratulations Tim! Project Runway has always been great and I've always valued and admired your clean taste and fun humor that you bring to the show. Keep it up!

February 11 2007 at 9:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jo Burrows

Tim, way to go! I am so glad that someone with such exquisite taste will be a part of the creative aspect of a designer's lines. However, please do not give up being on TV as that is the only way we get to experience and enjoy the creative juices that flow in your mind.

February 06 2007 at 8:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Tim I must say you MADE IT WORK and more. I am so happy for him he really is the man with style and smarts. He really is the best man for the job. I loved watching him on Project Runway.

February 06 2007 at 7:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You go Tim. Your talent & level headedness are great fun to watch. Your encouraging the contestants & NOT being a diva has earned you the immense respect of many Project Runway viewers! You are the antithesis to Trump, on Mark Burnett's "reality" t.v. show. You are real and have class.

February 06 2007 at 6:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ronnie Ann

With all that's going on in the world, I get great comfort knowing the Project Runway super nanny will (most likely) be back to take care of the contestants - and all of us. I just love Tim and am thrilled to read about all this good stuff for him.

February 05 2007 at 11:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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