That Outfit Needs More Tim Gunn

November 22nd, 2006 // Leave a Comment

Project Runway without Tim Gunn? That’s about as preposterous as forcing Tyra Banks to do America’s Next Top Model with her real hair (all three glorious, 1/4″ strands of them). But, as tragic as that incarnation is to imagine, it apparently is a distinct possibility, according to Maureen Ryan of The Chicago Tribune’s “The Watcher.”

Guess who’s not under contract for a fourth season of “Project Runway”? Tim Gunn, that’s who. Will he be back? Ever the modest one, he would only say he “makes no assumptions,” but he would come back “in a heartbeat” if asked. There’s no official word, by the way, that there will be a fourth season, but it seems more likely than a supersize season finale of “Grey’s.” Gunn, who was in Chicago for an appearance at Macy’s Thursday, said that filming most likely would not commence until Parsons The New School of Design, where the show is usually shot, has finished up its academic year in May. “Parsons pays my bills,” said Gunn, who is chair of the school’s fashion department. If the show wanted to start up before then, “Good luck to you,” was Gunn’s reaction.

Such dire circumstances call for drastic measures and I feel the need to plea to Heidi directly, “Mädel, spinnst Du oder was?”

‘Project Runway’ without its Gunn? Perish the thought [The Chicago Tribune: The Watcher]

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