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In honor of Tim Gunn's newly released book "Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work," we are giving away 18 signed copies, one for each of the essential "Make it work!" moments we must all follow!
Tim's book is filled with 18 tried-and-true principles, plus the scoop on fashion's greatest divas, behind-the-scenes glimpses of "Project Runway's" biggest drama queens and never-before-revealed insights into Tim's private life — and now a Tim Gunn-signed copy can be yours to enjoy.
To enter, simply leave a comment below with your favorite Tim Gunn moment — the infamous Team Luxe speech and "dinner with Andrae at Red Lobster" will be well represented! — and you're eligible to win.
Good luck ... and carry on!
Keep checking back here on the blog for a special Tim Gunn update, coming soon!
Tim Gunn's taking over your TV on Tuesday, September 7! Catch the fashion guru next week on the following shows:
"Good Morning America"
ABC stations from 7-9 am et/pt
"Live! with Regis and Kelly"
ABC stations at 9 am; New York (WABC, Channel 7) & Los Angeles (KABC, Channel 7)
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
Comedy Central at 11 pm et/pt
Please check your local listings for channel information.
Watch a preview of "Project Runway" Season 8. The new season premieres Thursday, July 29 at a new time — 9 pm et/pt — and is now 90 minutes long:
The suspense for the finale this Thursday at 10 pm et/pt is building! Prep your finale night checklist:
• Catch Season 7 from the very beginning. Tune in for the Season 7 marathon, starting at 9 am et/pt.
• Then, it's Bryant Park time! The final three show off their best looks on the runway and learn who has been named the winner of "Project Runway" Season 7 at 10 pm et/pt.
• Finally, stick around for the Season 7 reunion where the models and designers sit down with Nina and Tim for a recap of the best moments on the show.
Watch a preview of the finale right away:
Your favorite designers and the ladies of "Models of the Runway" will be dishing on an unforgettable season.
Remember that scene in "Clue" where Tim Curry ties up the loose plot ends* of the movie, running around the mansion explaining all the stuff you just didn’t understand without keeping a running journal of events the entire time? This was that episode. There’s just no accompanying board game. (But there will be one on Nintendo Wii soon!)
First, Tim (Gunn now) assigns the team leaders and their partners. I always like a team challenge. It demonstrates a mastery of sewing and who will most likely make it all the way to Fashion Week. Why? Because your teammate will either be embarrassed that you can sew kick pleats around them and their giant lie of only learning how to sew last year when that B.A. in English didn’t work out so well … or vice versa.
Take, for example, the pairing of Emilio and Anna. Anna fully admits that she could learn a thing or two from her more experienced teammate, and they manage to work harmoniously together. Conversely, Jesse is ready to throw himself out a window when Ping’s free-as-a-bird design technique is too much to handle.
With $500 in their pockets (a record amount for a "Project Runway" challenge), together they plan their pacing, workload and overall collaborative groove … until Tim comes back to let them know that not only do they have to design a second look (on a shoestring budget of a measly 50 bucks from their original loot), but that it needs to be inspired by another team’s look … which is still mid-construction. Fantastic!
Now, Tim (still Gunn) assigns the inspirational teams. I suddenly have a billion scribblings and arrows all over my notebook, attempting to figure out who’s a team leader, whose team is inspiring which design, which one is the expensive look and which one is this new look-for-less and who’s whose model. Gah!
Overall impressions? I would probably get frustrated in a situation like this. But, for all of the shenanigans Jesse was forced to endure, he could have thrown Ping under the bus a lot less gingerly than he did. Plus, when your model is your blame-game Greek chorus, who can go wrong?
Also, in the matter of Anthony’s yellow dress versus Jonathan’s yellow dress, isn’t this really “the chicken and the egg”? They were both bad. Bad was inspired by bad, but it was the only real use of color on the runway. So did Jonathan remain unscathed only because his teammate won? My head hurts too much to tell.
* The “denouement,” for all you folks putting that B.A. in English to infrequent use.
One of the blogs most beloved by "Project Runway" fans is back Tim Gunn's! The fashion guru himself will be giving his take on each episode all season long, beginning with the season premiere (Thursday at 10 pm et/pt).
Visit Tim Gunn's blog right away.
Also new to blogging this season in addition to Tim and the previously announced Carol Hannah (with footnotes from Logan Neizel) "Models of Runway" Season 1 winner Kalyn Hemphill will be guest-blogging for the Official "Models of the Runway" Blog throughout Season 2.