Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Tim Gunn Warns: ‘Don’t Watch Project Runway!’

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Style guru Tim Gunn loves his glam gig as a mentor to designers on Project Runway, but the fashion king believes that watching the show is highly dangerous.

Gunn – who’s also the star of Bravo’s makeover series Tim Gunn’s Guide To Style – says he would “never persuade anyone to watch Project Runway,” because it’s truly an addicting show.

Gunn explains, “Project Runway is like television crack. Once you start, you can’t stop! I’ve had fans tell me they started watching the show in a hotel room or something and haven’t stopped since. Now they order the show on DVD. So if people come up to me and tell me they’ve never seen the show, I’m like, ‘Good, don’t start!’”

Fashion followers are so devoted to the design show that they’ve even taken to popularizing Gunn’s signature catchphrase, “Make it work.”

He says, “I’m so surprised at how fast ‘Make it work,’ caught on. I use that line with my students at Parsons [the New School for Design] all the time. Now I have people who watch Project Runway shouting it at me from moving cars. It’s crazy!”

The fourth season of Project Runway premieres November 14 on Bravo.

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