Tim Gunn on His Guide to Style

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Tim Gunn has a new reality show coming out, aptly named Tim Gunn's Guide to Style.

The fashion maven talked about it with Us Weekly...

Usmagazine.com: With so many makeover shows for viewers to choose from, what makes Guide to Style unique?
Tim Gunn: For one, our show is not an intervention. These women have self-declared their need for help - they share being in a fashion rut. We're not telling [participants] what to wear. It's really an education about who they are, with whom they interact and how they want the world to perceive them. It's the semiology of dressing. It's all about the message that our clothes send and how the world perceives that.

Gunn's Guide to Style

Us: What wardrobe pieces are essential to complete the perfect fall look?
TG: If you don't have a basic black dress, you'd better get one. And you can certainly do that for $200 or under.

Us: Which Project Runway designer could most benefit from your fashion know-how?
TG: That's a great question. God, I don't know - maybe Diana Eng from season two. She's our little math and science nerd and she kept saying that her own personal style wasn't a priority for her, but if you're going to be in fashion and especially if you're going to be a designer, you'd better send a message about what you can do for your customer.

Us: Do you keep in touch with any of the Runway designers?
TG: Austin Scarlett and I spoke recently, Daniel V's doing really well. Robert Plotkin is working for Laundry. I'm in touch with a lot of them â€" those who want to stay in touch. We have our own Alumni Association now!

Us: Lastly, what can we expect from season four's crop of designers?
TG: I love the fact that people will be surprised this season, and what I'll tell you about this season is that there were 120 semi-finalists, and any one of the 120 could have won the whole season. I don't think anyone in the audience is really going to know - challenge to challenge - who's going to win and who's going to be out.

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