Sunday, October 12, 2008

Interview with Tim Gunn of Project Runway

I just had to take an unscheduled break from the series of posts that I've been writing when I found this video.

I happen to think that Tim Gunn is one of the most interesting voices in the world of style. He's the Chair of the Department of Fashion Designs at Parsons, and is best known for his work on the hit show Project Runway. His book Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste, and Style is just that and then some, and is currently one of my favorite books on the subject.

This interview is with SuChin Pak. It was done a while back, but that does not diminish in any way the fun of getting a more personal glimpse into this style guru's life and philosophy. The interview runs about twenty minutes, however the bright spot occurs within the first five minutes. When asked about his personal philosophy of style, Tim Gunn replies:

We need to understand who we are and how we want to be perceived, and dress for that particular person...for that role...I mean, in our own way we play a role in life.

Yes! Yes! Yes!

Here's the video. Enjoy!

And here's his book:

See you next time...same blog time...same blog channel....

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Matthew Shields said...

Hi , Jenn
I hav’t a clue who he is sorry, but if you say he knows his stuff on style and fashion I’ll have to trust you.
Happy Trails
Matthew Shields
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DIYlawyer said...


I have a lot to learn from you regarding Style.

Bob Kaufer

RobFromGa said...

Hi Jenn,

We are all actors in our own little plays…

it's all about Persona...

Rob Northrup
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Darryl Pace said...


We do indeed play a role in life, and we should dress the part.


Darryl Pace

Anonymous said...

Hello Jenn
Yes.. dress the part.. play the part.
please continue on educating and inspiring us to Styles.


Anamarie said...

argh.. sorry about the anonymous..

JohnWShoemaker said... must be stressful at times choosing exactly the right thing.

I believe you can judge a book by it's cover...and you're showing us how to make that a great cover.

Intuitive John Shoemaker

Take the Stress and Anxiety Out Of Your Life

David J Parnell said...

Hi Jenn,

Believe it or not, I know Tim Gunn as my GF doesn't miss an episode of project runway :) Great post and good entertainment factor. Thanks.

David J. Parnell
Communication Expert

John Ho - Melbourne, Australia said...

Dress for Success is always important. And I'm sure you're good at advising your clients in maintaining a compact & yet functional wardrobe.

Where Pure Numerology "fails", clothing can still mark a man, even though it does not make a man.

John Ho
Understanding Personalities for Better Influence & Persuasion

Romance Coach, Online Dating Coach said...

We LOVE Tim, my sister and I.

Jenn, did I tell you I went to Parsons School of Design for a summer fashion design program while in high school? :D

All the best,

April Braswell

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