Tim Gunn Dishes On The New “Project Runway” Designers

We were extremely bummed to learn “Project Runway” was “moving to Lifetime from Bravo. Our depression grew when we realized Bravo’s “The Fashion Show” is no “Runway” substitute — Kelly Rowland and Isaac Mizrahi have nothing on Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn! Well, season six of “Runway” is set to premiere on Aug. 20, and we’ll be watching, despite the network move. Tim spoke to People.com about his take on the new designers, piquing our interest in the show once again.

The New “Project Runway” Designers
Designer Tim Gunn’s Take
Carol Hannah Whitfield
“She’s young, just out of design school. People will be disarmed by what they see her achieve.”
Ra’mon-Lawrence Coleman
“He’s someone who in my view thinks entirely too much. I was constantly surprised in the workroom – suddenly, there’s a new design.”
Christopher Straub
“Christopher is very sensitive, very emotional. He wears his emotions on his sleeve.”
Johnny Sakalis
“Johnny will be polarizing. People will love him, or hate him.”
Louise Black
“Thoughtful, contemplative, and never a hair out of place.”
Irina Shabayeva
“Her models look as if they’ve been in for a dozen fittings, and they haven’t.”
Ari Fish
“She’s deeply conceptual.”
Nicolas Putvinski
“If you have such a bad taste in your mouth about American fashion,” Gunn has wondered. “Why are you here?”
Mitchell Hall
“Mitchell looks like he just stepped out of ‘Gossip Girl’ and I think that’s who he’d like to design for.”
Shirin Askari
“She’s young, she’s pretty, she’s articulate. I’m not sure what is distinctive about her, other than the fact that she’s good.”
Logan Neitzel
“Logan’s from Seattle, and you get a crunch-granola feeling in what he does.”
Gordana Gehlhausen
Expect a lot of “textile development,” says Gunn. “It wouldn’t be a case of going shopping and using the fabric she brought back. She’d do things to it.”
Malvin Vien
“When you see this guy, you won’t believe he’s from Colorado.”
Qristyl Frazier
“She likes a lot of color, and print. She’s entertaining to watch.”
Rodney Epperson
“He is the most senior in terms of design career and reputation. He has a distinguished career. He’s elder-statesmanlike.”
Althea Harper
“Everyone [thinks] she’s only on the show because she’s a tall blond beauty. But she’s extremely talented. She’s going to blow people away.”

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