CMU Speaker Series Presents, "Tim Gunn"

Tim Gunn is the Emmy-winning co-host and mentor for Lifetime’s Project Runway and Project Runway Jr., where he also serves as one of the show’s producers. In addition to his television prowess, he served as Fashion Dean at Fifth & Pacific. 

Prior to his office at Fifth & Pacific, he was the Chief Creative Officer at Liz Claiborne Inc. Gunn served as a member of the administration and faculty at Parsons School of Design for 29 years and in August 2000, Gunn was appointed Chair of the Department of Fashion Design at Parsons.  Gunn has lectured widely on fashion and lifestyle design and his interviews have appeared in a wide range of publications, from Newsweek and The New York Times to Entertainment Weekly and Martha Stewart Living. He has also covered the red carpet at the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards and Golden Globes for The Today Show and Entertainment Tonight, and he co-hosted the Official Oscar Red Carpet Pre-Show in 2009 and 2011. 

Gunn is also a New York Times best-selling author releasing his fourth book, Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor: A Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating, and Making It Work! in Spring 2015.  Marvel comics made him a superhero in their 2009 revival of Models, Inc., in which he dons the Iron Man armor to fight crimes against fashion.

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