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Tim Gunn (Replay), Project Runway Mentor

Ladies and gentleman, this episode will forever be an absolute dream come true for me. The day that we had the Emmy Award-winning co-host of Lifetime’s mega-hit show Project Runway Tim Gunn.

Tim is fashion royalty and he’s had a long lasting career as a mentor and educator with roles like  Chair of the Department of Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design, Fashion Dean at Fifth & Pacific and Chief Creative Director at Liz Claiborne Inc. He’s also a New York Times best-selling author.

Takeaways from our time together:

  1. How Tim didn’t get paid when Project Runway first launched (season 1 AND 2). Nada. Zilch.
  2. His So Money moment after years of living paycheck to paycheck as a “pauper educator,” he describes.
  3. Receiving a $50,000 inheritance in the 1990s and how he used it strategically.

Fun Fact: Tim and I actually used to live in the same apartment building together (though I was always too shy to say hello. I blame my yoga pants.)

For more information on Tim Gunn follow him on Twitter @TimGunn.

One of my favorite quotes from our interview: “No matter how much strife and consternation you’re faced with, take the high road” – Click to Tweet

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