Wednesday, October 21, 2015
7:00 p.m.


Ruth S. Harley University Center, Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom

Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons For Making It Work

Tim Gunn

Tim Gunn

Emmy Award winner Tim Gunn co-hosts and, with model Heidi Klum, co-produces Lifetime’s Project Runway. Gunn has lectured widely on fashion and lifestyle design. His interviews have appeared in a wide range of publications, from Newsweek and The New York Times to Entertainment Weekly and Martha Stewart Living, as well as Women’s Wear Daily, Fortune and Fast Company. In 2009 he delivered the keynote at Harvard Business School’s Conference on Luxury Retail. He has also covered the red carpet at the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards and Golden Globes for The Today Show and Entertainment Tonight, and he co-hosted the official Oscars Red Carpet Live preshow in 2009 and 2011 for ABC.

A former fashion dean at Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc., and chief creative officer at Liz Claiborne Inc., Gunn was also on the faculty at Parsons School of Design for 29 years. He is the author of the New York Times best-selling Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style, Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work and Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet. His fourth book, Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor: A Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating, and Making It Work! came out in spring 2015. 

Gunn has written for Elle, Seventeen, People, US Weekly and Fortune and has a monthly feature in People Style Watch and Marie Claire. He was named one of People magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive in 2006 at age 52. In 2009 he earned superhero status when Marvel Comics cast him in their revival of Models, Inc., with a special feature, “Loaded Gunn,” in which he donned Iron Man armor to fight crimes against fashion.

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