Gunn Guides 'Style,' 'Queer Eye' Says Goodbye
'Project Runway' guru gets his own show
Gunn will host Bravo's series "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style" in which he will personally shepherd one poor schlub's journey from fashionably awful to awesome.
Using the book "Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style" (co-written with Kate Moloney) as a manual, Gunn will tutor everyday people on his style philosphy and how to "make it work" -- from finding the right fit and revamping closets to proper grooming and selecting a fashion role model.
"I'm practically delirious that Bravo has given me this incredible opportunity and together, we vow to redefine 'makeovers,'" says Gunn. "This series aims to be one-part education and two-parts fun, and you'll see me being a fashion therapist, not a svengali."
Gunn, who acts as the chair of the Department of Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design, has appeared on the last three seasons of Bravo's "Project Runway" -- which will return for a fourth season -- to critique, encourage and tell designers to "carry on" or "make it work."
In other Bravo news, it was announced Friday (Jan. 12) that the cable network would say good-bye to "Queer Eye," the groundbreaking, Emmy-winning reality series that introduced America to the Fab Five: Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley and Jai Rodriguez. The fifth and final season will air this summer.
"The unforgettable Fab Five have taken Bravo and viewers worldwide for an eye and mind-opening ride since they made their fabulous debut," says Frances Berwick, Bravo's head of programming and production. "We proudly watched as viewers embraced the series that really helped open the closet doors on gays and their presence on television and in popular culture. "