Tim Gunn chats with Conan O’Brien and David Duchovny on the importance of underwear.
Gunn’s show, Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style debuts tonight. The Weinstein Company, which owns Project Runway “went ballistic” when they heard about the show, according to Reality Blurred, then claimed that they owned it.
Gunn also revealed recently that they demanded all references to Project Runway be removed from his book, Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style: “Bravo’s going to kill me for saying this, but I’m going to say it anyway. There were two references to the show in my book. Very matter-of-fact, in sentences like, ‘As I would say to my students at Parsons and the ‘Project Runway’ designers … .’ Then it was in my bio in the book, and it was on the cover flap. It all had to be removed.”
Ironically, the Project Runway designers for the upcoming season are said to be revealed during tonight’s premiere.
The New York Times today called Gunn’s new show a “watchable” knock-off of TLC’s What Not to Wear.