Tim Gunn Biography
Tim Gunn is an American fashion consultant, television personality, actor, voice actor, and author. He served on the faculty of Parsons School of 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 (now Kate Spade & Company) as its chief creative officer. Over 16 seasons Gunn has become well known as the on-air mentor to designers on the reality television program Project Runway.
Gunn’s popularity on Project Runway led to two spin-off shows; Bravo’s Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style and Lifetime’s Under the Gunn, as well as five books. In addition to being an executive producer, Gunn has served as a mentor for the teen designers on Project Runway: Junior. He also provides the voice of Baileywick, the castle steward in the Disney Junior television show Sofia the First and narrated the sitcom Mixology.
Tim Gunn After serving as director of admissions for the Corcoran, Gunn started working at Parsons in 1982, served as associate dean from 1989 to 2000, and then became Fashion Design Department chair in August 2000. He was credited with “retooling and invigorating the curriculum for the 21st century.”
Gunn began appearing on Project Runway during its first season in 2004, and is known for his catchphrase “Make it work.” Gunn received a Primetime Emmy Award in 2013 for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program. Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style, a reality show in which Gunn gives fashion advice, debuted in September 2007 on the Bravo television network.
This show ran for a total of 16 episodes over two seasons. Then starting in January 2014 Gunn was the host on a single 13–episode season of Lifetime’s Under the Gunn. Gunn is an executive producer for Project Runway: Junior. He is also the teen designers’ mentor.
Gunn also played a version of himself as a reporter for the fictional Fashion TV in two episodes of ABC’s Ugly Betty in February 2007 and later guest starred on Drop Dead Diva in August 2009 as himself. Gunn left Parsons in 2007 and joined Liz Claiborne, Inc. as the company’s chief creative officer in March of that year.
In April 2007, Abrams Image Publishers released Gunn’s book A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style, co-written with Kate Moloney, cover photo by Markus Klinko & Indrani. While on tour in Palm Springs, California, the nearby city of Palm Desert honoured him with an official resolution declaring April 27, 2007 (the day of his visit) Timothy M. Gunn Day.
He was also presented with a certificate by the city of Palm Springs and a plaque by the nearby city of Rancho Mirage in recognition of his career achievements. From 2010 to 2015 Gunn published four additional books (listed below). In May 2009, Gunn served as commencement speaker at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and received an honorary doctorate from the institution.
He made sporadic appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’s “Dear Aquaman” segments, helping or standing in for Aquaman (Ferguson), answering letters and dispensing advice. He guest-starred as Barney’s personal tailor on several episodes of How I Met Your Mother.
Gunn guest-starred as himself on the 6th episode of CW’s fourth season of Gossip Girl, “Easy J”. On September 7, 2018, it was confirmed that Gunn, along with Heidi Klum would not be returning to Project Runway for a 17th season on Bravo as they both signed a deal to host a fashion competition show on Amazon Video.
Tim Gunn Age
Tim Gunn was born on July 29, 1953, in Washington, D.C., U.S. He is 66 years old as of 2019. He was raised in an intensely homophobic household where homosexuals were viewed as predators.
Tim Gunn Height and Weight
Tim Gunn stands at an admirable height of 1.88m and weighs at a weight of 80 kg.
Tim Gunn Family
Tim Gunn was born in Washington, D.C to Nancy Gunn and FBI agent George William Gunn, his father worked in the FBI where he started off as an agent but he then transitioned into becoming a ghostwriter and speechwriter for J Edgar Hoover.
Tim Gunn Suicide attempt
Tim Gunn, he attempted suicide at the age of 17 by swallowing over 100 pills.
Tim Gunn Net Worth
Tim Gunn is an American fashion consultant, television personality, actor, voice actor, and author who has an estimated net worth of $30 million dollars.
Tim Gunn Movies and TV Shows
- project runway 2004
- Making the Cut 2020
- Under the Gunn 2014
- Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style 2007-2008
- Project Runway: Junior 2015
- Sofia the First 2012-2018
- Teen Spirit 2011
- The Smurfs 2011
- Sex and the City 2 2010
- Sofia The First: Once Upon A Princess 2012
- Middle School Moguls 2019
- The Revolution (TV program) 2012
- Models of the Runway 2009-2010
- Zoolander: Super Model 2016
- Project Runway: Under the Gunn Television show
- Mixology 2014
Making the Cut Cast 2020
- Naomi Campbell
- Nicole Richie
- Carine Roitfeld
- Joseph Altuzarra
- Chiara Ferragni
- Heidi Klum
- Tim Gunn
- Megan Smith
- Sander Bos
- Jonny Cota
- Esther Perbandt