Gunn, Roberts set for Oscar pre-show

Gunn, Roberts set for Oscar pre-show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Tim Gunn, Robin Roberts and Jess Cagle have been named the hosts of the official 30-minute "Oscar's Red Carpet 2009" in Los Angeles, producers said.
Ohno, RuPaul to appear on 'Project Runway'

Ohno, RuPaul to appear on 'Project Runway'

NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) -- Apolo Ohno, Brooke Shields and L.L. Cool J are among the celebrities to be guest judges in Season 5 of the U.S. competition series "Project Runway," Bravo said.
'Project Runway' heading to Lifetime

'Project Runway' heading to Lifetime

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. television fashion designer competition series "Project Runway" is leaving the Bravo network and heading to Lifetime, it was announced Monday.

Save the Music gala raises $2M

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The VH1 Save the Music Foundation raised more than $2 million at its star-studded 10th anniversary gala in New York, VH1 said Friday.

Mayer to headline Save the Music event

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- Grammy winner John Mayer will headline VH1 Save the Music Foundation's 10-year celebration of helping to restore music education programs in U.S. schools.

Liz Claiborne taps Gunn for creative slot

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Bravo's "Project Runway" star Tim Gunn has signed on as chief creative officer at New York-based fashion designer and marketer Liz Claiborne Inc.

Fan favorite Gunn not signed for 'Runway'

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Tim Gunn, the genial mentor to the designers on "Project Runway," may not return for the U.S. TV reality show's fourth season.

'Project Runway' may boot 2nd contestant

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A second contestant on Bravo's "Project Runway" might be kicked off the TV show for violating the rule against getting outside help for his creations.

First 'Project Runway' winner back in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- "Project Runway's" first winner and most popular contestant, Jay McCarroll, is showcasing his design collection during New York's Fashion Week.

Contestant booted for 'Runway' violations

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A contestant on Bravo's "Project Runway" was kicked off the reality designing TV show was for possession of forbidden fashion pattern books.
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Tim Gunn
(L to R) Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum and Michael Kors watch a model walk on the runway at the Project Runway fashion show at the Spring 2009 collections of Mercedes-Benz fashion week at Bryant Park in New York City on September 12, 2008. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)

Timothy M. "Tim" Gunn (born July 29, 1953) is an American fashion consultant and television personality. He was on the faculty of Parsons The New School for Design from 1982 to 2007 and was chair of fashion design at the school from August 2000 to March 2007, after which he joined Liz Claiborne as its chief creative officer. He is well-known as on-air mentor to designers on the reality television program Project Runway. Gunn's popularity on Project Runway led to his spin-off show, Bravo's Tim Gunn's Guide to Style, as well as his book A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style.

Gunn was born and raised in Washington, D.C. His father, George William Gunn, was an FBI agent during the administration of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Gunn was a champion swimmer throughout high school, and later attended the Corcoran College of Art and Design, receiving a BFA in sculpture.

According to a video Gunn created for the It Gets Better project, he attempted to commit suicide at the age of 17 by swallowing over 100 pills.

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