“I would like to do a season of Project Runway where every model is larger than a size 12.”
Tim Gunn had a great answer to the question, “What reality show have you not done but wish you could?” in a recent roundtable interview with The Hollwood Reporter. A special season of PR dedicated to designing clothing for women size 12 and above, of course! God, I would watch the hell out of this, wouldn’t you? You hear that, Bravo? We want a plus-size “Project Runway.” As soon as possible. Make it work. [Hollywood Reporter]
“I’ve had my own moments in front of designers when I’ve actually said, ‘You know, there’s a market here for expanding your work, and here it is,’” Gunn told us. “And frankly, there are two markets: The women who are larger than the 12, and then there are women who are petite. And most designers that I talk to have absolutely no interest in addressing either of those populations, which I find repugnant.”
– “Project Runway” judge Tim Gunn on the dearth of options for plus-size and petite-size women. Gunn is also frustrated by the lack of thought and care that goes into so much of the plus-size clothing out there. “Go to Lord & Taylor on Fifth Avenue, I think it’s the eighth floor, and it’s just a department called ‘Woman,’” he said. “It’s rather devastating. You’ve never seen such hideous clothes in your entire life. I mean, it’s simply appalling. Thank God there are no windows on that floor, because if I were a size 18, I’d throw myself right out the window [after seeing those clothes]. It’s insulting what these designers do to these women.” He’s got a point. What’s your favorite plus-size brand? Share with us in the comments. [Huffington Post]
Gather ’round, nerds: (Amelia, that means you!) Tim Gunn sat down with the web series Crazy Sexy Geeks for a trés serious critique of “Star Trek” fashion. It’s still interesting even if, like me, you could care less about “Star Trek” because the host is a fountain of information about the costuming decisions for the “Star Trek,” especially when it came to dressing the women to appear more “sexy” out in space.
Oh, and there’s some really obvious space-peen. That never hurts. [The Mary Sue]
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What happens when you put together style guru Tim Gunn with super trainer Harley Pasternak and carpenter extraordinaire Ty Pennington? Why, it sure sounds like ABC is creating a male version of “The View” with their new show, “The Revolution,” which will star these three guys as co-hosts. As the network explains in a recent press release about the casting, “Our goal is to include inspiring and informative motivators as we build ‘The Revolution’ team and continue to evolve our lineup with the type of lifestyle programming that daytime viewers are interested in seeing.” All they need now is a famous older newscaster to steer this talk show ship—maybe Larry King?— and the formula will be complete. [Perez Hilton]
Just as “America’s Next Top Model” is returning this fall with a season of “all stars” (read: also-rans who didn’t win), “Project Runway” is also pulling out its past losers for an all star season, featuring past season runner-ups who are angling for a second chance at top prize. The difference? The all-star show won’t feature any of the “Proj Run” team we’ve come to know and love/loathe. No Michael Kors or Nina Garcia, noi Gunn(!) and no Heidi Klum. Instead, Sports Illustrated model Angela Lindvall will play Heidi’s part and Isaac Mizrahi and Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman will handle judging duties.
So who’s actually going to be competing on the all-star season? Keep reading »