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The man sure does give juicy interviews.



Our pal Mo Ryan sat down with Sir Tim and once again, the goods were gotten. Highlights:

On the new season:
One challenge in the first half of the season will set the "Runway" blogs on fire. He called the outcome "unprecedented in 'Project Runway' history and even I will not fully believe it -- that it really happened -- until I actually see it.

People will be surprised as the show unwinds, people will be very surprised by who wins and who goes home. I shouldn’t say that because the way that the show is edited [can sometimes make it easier for the viewer at home to figure out who is leaving]. For me, when I am looking at all of these people and I know what is going on in the workroom and I hear the five, six, seven hours of [runway Q&A with the judges] and [judges'] deliberations, my head is spinning. I am seldom correct about about who is going home or who is winning.

On the designers:
"We have a really interesting mix of youngsters and more mature people with a lot of experience. And make no assumptions about the experience being an asset. There have been people who've been asserting that it's not fair, that these people with more seasoning have an advantage. Not necessarily the case at all. And frankly, I'm as surprised as I believe the viewers will be by the deftness and the agility of these younger people because I was thinking, "Oh, these kids are going to burn out." But they've stayed with us. And I'm not saying the more mature people leave right away but it's a very interesting season to watch. Very interesting."

On the models:
"We have drama to beat the band, including a model who refused to wear the garment. I’m in the sewing room begging her -- well, not begging her. I’m quite firm in saying, 'This is your responsibility. It’s not a matter of personal taste -- you are a mannequin basically. A walking mannequin. Put it on,'" Gunn said.

On the All-Star Special:
"We taped that show over the course of six days while we were taping Season 7. I was as close to a psychotic breakdown as I’ve ever been."

But the worst part of the "All-Star" special was dealing with Season 2's Santino Rice: "I don’t want to give him anymore press. He doesn’t need it. But that Santino Rice -- I was ready to take a cyanide capsule. I mean, he just sucks all the air out of a room."


"The crew was driven to despair, the producers -- I don’t know how they’ve edited it. I don’t know because Santino was a whirling dervish, 24/7."

On Season 7:
Season 7 of the show is already in the can, aside from the finale, which will be shot at New York Fashion Week in February.

Check out the whole interview here.


[Photo: Mike Yarish/Lifetime Networks]


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112 comments:

Oh, FUCK! I SO CANNOT WAIT!

I'm like a little kid at Christmas time!

One More Day!


"...I’m quite firm in saying, 'This is your responsibility. It’s not a matter of personal taste -- you are a mannequin basically. A walking mannequin. Put it on,'" Gunn said...."

OH SHIT!

"...But the worst part of the "All-Star" special was dealing with Season 2's Santino Rice: "I don’t want to give him anymore press. He doesn’t need it. But that Santino Rice -- I was ready to take a cyanide capsule. I mean, he just sucks all the air out of a room...."

OH DOUBLE, DOUBLE SHIT!


OK, I nearly had a heart attack when I saw the headline "Gunn Shot." Way way too early in the morning to see that....I thought the worst.

I hope this stuff is true and we are in for the juiciest stuff ever. It also could mean that the shows are pretty boring and they are teasing us into getting more excited about it than we could ever be if we just watched it.


What's with these models who don't want to wear what the clothes? Didn't this happen with Diana in Season 2? Auf the bitch, I say!!

After 2 lackluster seasons, it seems like the sparkle is back in PR. And season 7 is ready??? OMG.

Can't wait.

~Sewjourner


How I heart Tim.


After read the full interview, it seems like there's going to be a lot of controversy regarding the judges's picks.

I hope this isn't all hype.

~Sewjourner


On the models:
"We have drama to beat the band, including a model who refused to wear the garment. I’m in the sewing room begging her -- well, not begging her. I’m quite firm in saying, 'This is your responsibility. It’s not a matter of personal taste -- you are a mannequin basically. A walking mannequin. Put it on,'" Gunn said.




Are you freaking kidding me? I hope she never gets work after that.


God, Santino, again. You know, his attitude stopped being "funny" a long time ago. Just go away for good.


i sew heart tim, too!

and i love his dry & restrained professionalism mixed with his wry humour! if people would only listen to him they could "make it work!"
~Red


Sewjourner
8/19/09 8:25 AM What's with these models who don't want to wear what the clothes? Didn't this happen with Diana in Season 2? Auf the bitch, I say!!


I'll bet that it is a very revealing or 1/2 nakie garment, just like on season 2 (which I always thought was a set-up).
In real life the model's card will say whether she does lingerie or swimsuits, some regular runway models will, but mostly its a specialty because you need to have a paticular kind of body to do lingerie (or nude).
So it would would be like hiring a service to clean your house that doesn't do windows, and then you get mad because you hire them and they won't wash your windows.


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...you are a mannequin basically. A walking mannequin. Put it on.

This is why I love PR.


*shock*

oh MAN! the drama! sounds like what the doctor ordered!! huzzah!


and Oooer! can't wait to see how Louise Black does...our first Steampunk competitor! i've bought some thing from her on ETSY and now her shop there is near empty....[crosses fingers] blogged about her work a few weeks ago. think punk rock & goth meets Victorian!
~Red


bitchybitchybitchy

CanNOT wait for the all-star special to see Sir Tim interacting with Asshole No.1,aka Santino.

off to read the entire interview!


after reading this interview, I love Professor Gunn EVEN MORE than I did before, which I did not think was possible. I'm also right on the verge of trying to re-purchase cable so I can watch the new season.

Best of all: he said Michelle Obama is his fashion icon! YAY!


Moi,
You should ask around your friends and neighbors if any of them have cable (perferably someone in your building or on your block). It's pretty fun to have a mini party, you bring the drinks , they provide the cable, if you miss any of the details you come here the next day to get filled in :).


I squealed. I love my Tim.


So this morning on one of the US morning shows, Nina and Tim were on. They showed a PR clip where Tim was consoling a designer who was really upset. Just the kind, gracious and caring way he encouraged and spoke to the designer was so awesome, I do not mind saying I shed a tear. Tim is the BEST.


Sewing Siren on 8/19/09 at 9:16 AM said..."You should ask around your friends and neighbors if any of them have cable (perferably someone in your building or on your block). It's pretty fun to have a mini party, you bring the drinks , they provide the cable, if you miss any of the details you come here the next day to get filled in :)"

Girlfriend, I thought you were coming to Florida to watch season 6 with ME. I cannot believe you are having a party and did not invite ME!

That said and done, I am really interested to see if there are fashion/designing differences in the show based on the shifting of the taping location to LA from NYC.

TampaBay


I didn't think I could be more excited about tomorrow night, but hell if Tim didn't raise my goosebumps even higher!!!


If Tim Gunn were any more fabulous, my head would explode. C'mon, Thursday!


Cannot wait, though I have always tended to feel, overall positively toward Mr. Rice (while realizing I'd probably feel differently if trapped in a work room with him 15 hours a day) & dread having to revise my opinion downward.

BTW, that is an EXCELLENT tie our sartorial leader is wearing.


'a whirling dervish'

Perfect example of Gunn-glish.

Carry on and caucus.


This interview perfectly shows why I love Tim Gunn. He isn't afraid at all to say what he thinks, but he does it in a nice way. So instead of just saying that Santino is a jerk, he says he doesn't need more press. Which is what makes your "Tim Speak" sections so funny :). You guys should just go in and Tim Speak the whole thing. haha!


"Tim Gunn said: But that Santino Rice -- I was ready to take a cyanide capsule. I mean, he just sucks all the air out of a room.""




Wow. Has he ever been that straight forward about a jerky designer before?

--GothamTomato


Sir Tim moved into my 'hood over the summer....and can I say that he looks that composed riding the 2/3 train even in 90 degree weather.

And dressed in jeans and a tee on Saturday at DD.....even more fabulous!


Stephanie said...

OK, I nearly had a heart attack when I saw the headline "Gunn Shot." Way way too early in the morning to see that....I thought the worst.


It didn't even cross my mind when I saw the headline, but when you mentioned it... just the thought of that and I totally lose faith in humanity. How I do love Sir Tim.

Sewjourner said...

What's with these models who don't want to wear what the clothes? Didn't this happen with Diana in Season 2? Auf the bitch, I say!!


I HATED THAT MODEL. Cara? Was that her name? Stick figure that couldn't walk? URGH I do not understand how these girls make it past the first challenge.

I remember there was one in the first season too, Erin; they're both stick figures with these stiff walks, they don't make anything look good, they always look like they hate what they're wearing. And on top of that, Cara forced the designers to change their designs for her.

One of the worst models on the show. I cheered when she was finally eliminated. Even MORGAN had at least enough respect for the designers to wear what they gave her.


BTW, to all you PR watchers in Gotham: In case you didn't already know, Time Warner has scrambled channel numbers, yet again, and Lifetime has moved.

It's now channel 62.

--GothamTomato


Is it possible to love Sir Tim any more? Is it????

He turned down an invitation to the FREAKING WHITE HOUSE because he didn't want to go to the Bush White House and Michelle Obama is his new icon!!

squeeeeeee!!!!!

On the downside: I feel bad for the season 6 designers, I think they're going to be left in the dust when season 7 rolls out. As excited as I am for Season 6, nothing beats the anticipation of seeing what shows at Bryant Park.


This interview reminded me of how badly I need a Tim fix.

I thought I couldn't love him any more than I already do but the model and Santino comments were so awesome.

My DVR is all set as this season may require multiple viewings....


If the Season 7 Fashion Week is in Feb 2010, does that mean we will get Seasons 6 & 7 practically back to back or with some overlap?

Tim mentions that the All-Star show was taped over 6 (?) days... does anyone know what a regular season schedule is like? And does the show run all of the challenges together? Like Runway show and Aufing one day and the next day, the new assignment. I've always been curious about that.


ImOldFashioned

I think my favorite quote is "I try to be a self cleaning oven whenever possible" (paraphrased).

Love Tim.


fantastic!

does anyone know if lifetime (or hulu) will show full episodes on their site? no cable + work thursday nights. :(

p.s. send Tim Gunn phone calls to your friends!!

http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/project-runway/tim-gunn-phone-call

a.c.


PR normally takes a month nonstop to film. So small wonder Tim was going crazy not wanting to put up with Santino.

I was reading that article last night and a big meeeeooow. At least Jeffrey seems to have learned his lesson about being on reality tv. I guess Santino is too much an attention whore to ever change. I guess Jay may have been right saying he has self-esteem issues

And how about Ms Ryan giving you boys a shout out during the article

I am really curious about that winning garment. It must be some crazy shit. At least Heidi wasn;t the one gushing over it. Hopefully it wasn't Nina either.

This was a major juicy interview and hopefully it will be good counter to the really pessmistic and negative piece that guy Jim Farber wrote in the Daily News the other day.

I'm so buzzed. I really want to know also more about these cancelled challenges.

Frank


I am going to have WORDS with Lifetime if they don't show me Tim Gunn talking to that model.

I just read the whole interview, and Tim Gunn is... perfection. I love him.


OMG, i just love tim gunn. his comments about the all star show. LMFAO!

one more day. WOO HOO


GothamTomato
8/19/09 9:58 AM "Tim Gunn said: But that Santino Rice -- I was ready to take a cyanide capsule. I mean, he just sucks all the air out of a room.""




Wow. Has he ever been that straight forward about a jerky designer before?

--GothamTomato


Yes. He called VictorYA a crabby apple and a sourpuss.


...And there's a certain judge -- not Heidi -- who is at the core of this outcome and this certain judge said that she would actually wear the winning garments. I've already talked to the Weinstein Company -- I'm going to do everything I can [to get the garment], because they auction the clothes after the challenge airs. But I'm going to do everything I can to make certain that I have the highest bid because I'm going to make the judge wear it.

Wow this is funny.


Don't you just LOVE Tim? He is so clear and to the point! Even when he is critical - he still manages to be a gentleman about it!

Oh Tim, how I love you being back on my TV!


A coworker just came over and said "Project Runway tomorrow!" and I squealed. That is how excited I am.


The Top Chef extravaganza tonight is going to be like methadone for me, just enough to take the edge off and get me through to tomorrow. If it weren't for that (and, oh, the demands of my job and the small child I'm supposed to care for) I'd just take 16 benadryl and set the alarm for 7:30 tomorrow evening.


Ican'twaitIcan'twaitIcan'twaitIcan'twaitIcan'twait

formerlyAnon said, "though I have always tended to feel, overall positively toward Mr. Rice (while realizing I'd probably feel differently if trapped in a work room with him 15 hours a day) & dread having to revise my opinion downward.

You said exactly what I was thinking. I ended up liking him. How disappointing this will be.

But let me echo the multitudes...I LOVE how frank Tim is! And I tend to believe that the drama is really coming, because I don't see him coloring anything at the behest of the PR or marketing flaks.

Another past model issue -- Olga crying about Kevin's wedding dress. Ugh.
I wonder if this model gets a little ahead of herself because the girls "have their own show" this year.


I'm so sorry to read about Tim's mother. It must be terribly hard for him not to be able to be with her.


Ya know, it's anticipatory gloating, in a way, but I do feel moved to take a moment to meditate on GT's oh-so-accurate assessment of yesterday as I await Friday morning:

GothamTomato said...

"You know, you guys are the Henri Cartier-Bresson of screen caps: Every one a decisive moment."


I saw Tim on Jimmy Fallon the other day. He was awesome. I just want to take him home with me.


*cough**cough**cough*

I'm feeling a little under the weather. I don't know if I can make it to work on Friday.


Lilithcat said...

I'm so sorry to read about Tim's mother. It must be terribly hard for him not to be able to be with her
.

Obviously not - he said he was "so loyal" to Lifetime. (The new network his TV show just moved to? Over his dying mother? Wow. That took my respect for him down about 800 pegs.)


If Tim Gunn talked to me in a stern voice saying, "This is your responsibility. ...you are a mannequin basically. A walking mannequin. Put it on,'" I'd be wearing whatever he gave me, even if it was a red polyester bustier and 12 inch platform shoes. Don't screw with The Gunn.


One thing I am glad Mo brought up was about the talent level and being disappointed with S5 compared to S4. I think it will be very hard to outdo the S4 talent level in terms of overall depth or get a winner the equal of Christian.

Granted not all S4 designers made for good tv or good contestants but it was clear many of them had a noteworthy level of excellence when it came to clothes.

Further I should say I found Christian during the run of his season rather bratty at times and could try my patience and his output wasn't always to my taste. But I must acknowledge the boy does have enormous talent and I have admired the growth he has shown with each collection. As a PR winner he has milked the most out of the crown and I think it will be a while before we find another winner who can equal that success.

Frank


Lilithcat said:

"I'm so sorry to read about Tim's mother. It must be terribly hard for him not to be able to be with her."

~~~~~~~~
What struck me is that, coming from a conscientious man who has acknowledged his mother frequently in interviews, his remarks about his circumstances & choices are a sad, sad statement about the price of achieving and maintaining success in our culture.

(Begging forgiveness for straying from the mood of happy anticipation.)


I love Tim Gunn to distraction. He is just the loveliest man. If I were a gay man, I would marry him!


Ohhhhhh baby, I can't wait to see that all-star episode now.


Anonymous on 8/19/09 at 11:43 AM said..."Obviously not - he said he was "so loyal" to Lifetime. (The new network his TV show just moved to? Over his dying mother? Wow. That took my respect for him down about 800 pegs.)"

Anonymous on 8/19/09 at 11:43 AM, we do not know all that is going on??? Maybe she has been in the jaws of a long term terminal illness for many months. Maybe Tim is working his butt off because he is writing the checks for her medical care. Maybe his mother TOLD him to go on about his work so she could sit back enjoy the pride she has in all his accomplishments.

If Tim was really needed at his mother's bedside, I bet he would be there come hell, high water or production dealines via chartered jet.

TampaBay


TampaBay said...

[to] Anonymous on 8/19/09 at 11:43 AM, "we do not know all that is going on???"

~~~~~~~~~~~

Absolutely, Tampa Bay.

It's hard enough to *really* know what's going on in a family or relationship where one knows the people personally, over many years.

As much as we like to talk/post about public figures, once we're past discussing their public personas & actions, it's just speculation.


A couple days ago, I came across a snippet of a video interview with Heidi, Tim, Nina and MKors did for Newsweek. Did anyone else see it?

Tim at one point talks about a controversial judgement call and pointedly says to Nina something like, "And you were at the center of the whole thing!"

Nina goes all "Who, me? I can't imagine what you're talking about!" and Tim says that she filibustered about it.

The funny part was when Heidi was trying to figure out what "filibuster" meant!

I found the clip on another blog, but I can't remember which one, but maybe the have the whole interview at Newsweek.com if there's such a site.

Off to check.

BrianB


I have to somewhat agree with Anon 8/19/09 11:43 AM and formerly Anon, though.

I spend much of my time working hours away from my home and my parents, and even on my much more meager means (than Mr. Gunn), even if I couldn't stay non-stop, I'd be back to spend time with my (dying) parents.

I respect his talent, but just because someone has talent, I don't think that they should be canonnized without knowning more. (I've seen people who are considered great at their jobs and in their public persona, but still be postively evil to an undeserving other.) **I AM NOT SAYING that Tim is one of those people. But IMHO, I was also uncomfortable, as the other posters noted.


OMG - I LOVE Tim! I love that he is open and tells it like it is! That bit about Santino had my laughing out loud! I cannot wait till tomorrow nite! I miss Tim!!!

xoxoxoxo


Oh! And I love that he had opportunites to go to the Bush White House and refused. Tim is just divine! Class act!


I feel awful that I didn't acknowledge Tim's mother's illness when I made my previous comments.

I hope things end peacefully for her and am sending Tim bright blessings.

~Sewjourner


I did not think anything could make me more eager to see the show but this did! Thanks, TLo! How are we going to make it through the next day and a half now?!

Big Question: Does Lifetime do several reruns of the show on the same night like Bravo does? I sometimes have to miss the first one and I usually watch it twice anyway. I hope we don't have to give that up.


YAY! My TiVo is all cleaned up and pointed to Lifetime for PR... and the All Star special - although after reading Tim's comments, I'm definitely not going to watch it live so I can zip through the Santino drama - blech.

I am anxious for Season 6 in a way that I have not been since Season 3. 4 & 5 had thier good points, but didn't inspire the 'omgit'stimeforprojectrunwaywhere'smywineandtricuits!!" zeal the previous seasons had.

If I'd had Tim as my mentor, I might have actually bothered to do something with my FIDM degree. Or maybe not (me being me). LOL! But it sure as well would have been an education.

Bonnie


Posting Rules at Project RunGay:

1. No negative comments about Laura.
2. No negative comments about Tim.
3. One must label themselves a 'minion.'
4. One must call everything 'fabulous.'
5. One most obsess about nothing but the most flaming and flamboyant of gays, turning them into exotic zoo creatures. Excuse their behavior while castigating females for the exact same behavior. Say it is because the gay in question is ' funny' or 'has talent', which magically makes it ok. This is considered "open-minded" and "inoffensive."
6. Post "Lighten up! It's just fashion" in response to any and all countering arguments.
7. Do not dare to disagree with GothamTomato.
8. Make sure you don't have anything interesting to post before you write a comment.
9. Repeat 1-8


OMG...the excitement is building!! I told my hubby that the Hi Def TV is MINE, MINE, MINE tomorrow night, and he can watch his precious baseball for once in on the "normal" bedroom TV.
I do love Tim, and I'm sure there are extenuating circumstances regarding his mother's state of health. That is all his private business, and as we know, everything is up to conjecture. I am sending my blessings to Tim and his Mom.
As for Santino...no surprise to me about him, but no mention of the Peanut?? Do we dare to supposed he actually behaved himself?? Interesting!!!


Not to pile on....a dying mom means a lot of things depending on the circumstances.

I'm going to assume that Tim's mother has lived a nice, full life, for the sake of arguement. While he would like to be at her side, he has professional obligations. Had he been her primary caregiver--as her sister is- he would probably have dropped Project Runway.

If she's anything like my parents, she was ecstatic to see him so successful and would be heartbroken if he set his career aside to attend to her.

Not knowing what sacrifices his sister has made or what choices they have, I cannot comment about them any more than that.

In this day and age, if he were being nasty and uncaring, I think some tabloid would have leaked that out by now.


" spiral jacobs said...

Posting Rules at Project RunGay:

1. No negative comments about Laura.
2. No negative comments about Tim.
3. One must label themselves a 'minion.'
4. One must call everything 'fabulous.'
5. One most obsess about nothing but the most flaming and flamboyant of gays, turning them into exotic zoo creatures. Excuse their behavior while castigating females for the exact same behavior. Say it is because the gay in question is ' funny' or 'has talent', which magically makes it ok. This is considered "open-minded" and "inoffensive."
6. Post "Lighten up! It's just fashion" in response to any and all countering arguments.
7. Do not dare to disagree with GothamTomato.
8. Make sure you don't have anything interesting to post before you write a comment.
9. Repeat 1-8"

Actually, there are only three:

1)No racist, sexist or other forms of inflammatory language.

2)No insulting the other commenters.

3)No obvious attempts at trying to start a fight.

These rules couldn't possibly be any easier to follow and yet, here you are.


Anonymous (Bonnie) said: I am anxious for Season 6 in a way that I have not been since Season 3. 4 & 5 had thier good points, but didn't inspire the 'omgit'stimeforprojectrunwaywhere'smywineandtricuits!!" zeal the previous seasons had.

HAHAHAHA! I've had wine and triscuits too. They're better together than I thought they would be.

Between Top Chef tonight and PR tomorrow, I'll be spending an insane amount of time in front of the television. The phone gets turned off and husband and felines alike will have to take care of themselves.

Oooh, Tim is supposed to be on "The Daily Show" tonight. My two TV boyfriends at the same time! I might plotz.


Awesome interview!! I love Tim!!!


God, I can't stand Santino.


"...I’m quite firm in saying, 'This is your responsibility. It’s not a matter of personal taste -- you are a mannequin basically. A walking mannequin. Put it on,'" Gunn said...."


Exactly, I don't get that at all. You know what you were hired for, Just DO IT!!!


LaFemmeFataledeNY

Are you guys doing the TLounge post? Please :)


LaFemmeFataledeNY said...
Are you guys doing the TLounge post? Please :)



Yes, and expect fabulous surprises, so get your drink early!

XO
T Lo


I can't wait!!! This is torture!!!


Tim is so adorable, isn't he? Thanks for the interview link, guys. It made my day.


LOVE. TIM. GUNN.


Ok, I just watched the video interview with the Heidi, Tim, Nina and Michael on Newsweek.com and it's pretty awesome. LOTS about their personal views about fashion and the industry and some personal tidbits in general, particularly about Tim.

There aren't really any spoilers about PR6 except Nina's filibustering, but some stuff about judging and the show in general.

They all come off very smart and funny, completely relaxed.

There's a video of the complete, unedited interview, if you can stand the Marriott Suites commercial every 2:30 minutes. Or a transcription you can read of the major points in the interview.

Go to Newsweek.com There are direct links to the interview on the home page.

BrianB


I found Tim's comments about Michele Obama to be very interesting. He is not the least bit shy about his role as a fashion industry executive and her role as an ambassador for American fashion.

I wonder what he would have said had she had been more partial to Valentino, Gucci and Louis Vitton.


bitchybitchybitchy

PittyPat said:

Big Question: Does Lifetime do several reruns of the show on the same night like Bravo does? I sometimes have to miss the first one and I usually watch it twice anyway. I hope we don't have to give that up.

I'm wondering about this, too. I mean, repeated viewings are essential!


Is it my birthday? It feels a little like that. Without the cake. But I'll get that on Thursday to celebrate the return of PR!


Ugh, is it tomorrow yet??
I want it to be NOW!!


Fucking awesome! Love Tim Gunn!!!


I didn't know that his mother was sick. That's sad. Thank you for the link, guys.


Regarding the TLounge:

is there any sort of public viewing party in NYC? I am going to be in the city next week (last trip out of NH before we are snowed in for the winter) and wonder if there is a better place to watch than in my hotel by myself...

Suz


This post motivated me to find my #1 favorite TLo post- the love letter to Tim Gunn (Love Gunn).

http://projectrungay.blogspot.com/2006/08/love-gunn.html

I loved re-reading this love letter!
Okay, off to kiss my sacred TG bobblehead!


I just read the entire interview and I just can't resist...


I AM IN LOVE WITH TIM GUNN!!!!!

Is there a better person on this planet to be a mentor, friend, and cheerleader for these designers? Absolutely not!

I am so excited, I can't stand it.

SisterZip


Thank you, Mr. Gunn, for spilling the tea in a classy, yet kind of bitchy way!


ASK wrote:
"Tim mentions that the All-Star show was taped over 6 (?) days... does anyone know what a regular season schedule is like? And does the show run all of the challenges together? Like Runway show and Aufing one day and the next day, the new assignment. I've always been curious about that."


Filming usually takes a month. I read an article in the New York Times about the treatment of reality show contestants and it mentioned that Project Runway's daily schedule was from 6am-midnight and confessionals were filmed from midnight-3am.

When production was at Parsons, they would usually film two seasons back to back in the summer, and then come back to film Fashion Week for two weeks.


"...I’m quite firm in saying, 'This is your responsibility. It’s not a matter of personal taste -- you are a mannequin basically. A walking mannequin. Put it on,'" Gunn said...."


This may give some insight into Tim's reasoning behind sticking with the show instead of rushing to his mother's bedside. Not that he's a walking mannequin, but "the show must go on" and honoring a contract.

Also, it could very well be that she is not/was not actually on her deathbed. Along with the fact that she is probably encouraging him to continue with his work. I know my mother would. The other possibility is that his mother might not be aware of his presence or absence at this point.

Anyway, so sorry to hear about the situation. I went through the same situation with my father (had to work due to finances, both mine and my mother's). Every time the phone rings you just freeze and wait to see if it is for you. Fortunately, I was able to be there some of the time, including when my father actually passed. I hope the same is true for Tim, when the time comes.

Also, for what it's worth, medical leave time is pretty much confined to the employee's own illness, so he may not have much alternative unless he has compassionate leave.


Oh, lord, I will not give up on my dream of marrying Tim Gunn. Not now. Not ever.


Isn't the show going to eventually move back to NYC?


^I hope the show will move back to NYC, but I doubt it will be filmed at Parsons.


I've never been a Rules Girl, but I must say I like #7.

As for Tim; I've seen him making the rounds promoting the new season. And that clip (that's getting alot of play) of him having a heart to heart with a designer, is IT, in a nutshell, exactly what was lacking from The Fashion Show: The menschiness, the rakhmones, the patrician posture.

Tim is just a unique combination of qualities that, if he didn't exist, no one could ever create him.

--GothamTomato


Ellen M said...

Also, for what it's worth, medical leave time is pretty much confined to the employee's own illness, so he may not have much alternative unless he has compassionate leave
.

I guess someones's never heard of the letters 'FMLA.'


i'm not dorothy gale

Tim is the ultimate gentleman. I adore him and especially his willingness to share all the inside information. When he said Santino sucked all the air out of the room I immediately remembered Santino screaming "I want your SOUL!!"

Thanks for sharing this treasure. Tomorrow night will be epic. Will you be opening the lounge for all of us?


i'm not dorothy gale

"Why, yes, I'm Not Dorothy Gale. We are planning the lounge. Why not try reading the comments before YOU comment?"

I'm blaming my inattentiveness over the distraction of The Countdown. Thanks, TLo!


To those asking about whether the shows will stream on Lifetime's website, check out this article for more info:

http://paidcontent.org/article/419-lifetimes-digital-strategy-for-project-runway-includes-streaming-on-dem/


LifeTimeForHomos

Tim Gunn is the best!! He tells it like it is! Love it! Lol!!


Anonymous said...

To those asking about whether the shows will stream on Lifetime's website, check out this article for more info:

http://paidcontent.org/article/419-lifetimes-digital-strategy-for-project-runway-includes-streaming-on-dem/



Is that a press release? They mentioned Project Rungay. Wow!!! That is awesome, guys!!!!


Coco Channel said...

^I hope the show will move back to NYC, but I doubt it will be filmed at Parsons.



They filmed season 7 in NYC. By the way, love your avatar.


Tim Gunn ROCKS!! I wish they hadn't invited Santino or ALP. You know they're just trouble.


Brian B, thanks for the heads-up on the Newsweek interview.

Kors explained the biggest difference between PR in LA vs. NY:

"Nina and I, we're by the pool, we'll be drinking piƱa coladas, and we're both heavily spray-tanned. But other than that, everything's the same."

So in NY, only MK gets the spray-tan.


Dawnair wrote:
"They filmed season 7 in NYC. By the way, love your avatar."


Thanks! I designed it in Adobe Illustrator.


TIM GUNN TONIGHT ON DAILY SHOW!!!!
11:00!

he was fab the last time he was on!


cannot wait for PR7!!!!!!!!!!!


Also, for what it's worth, medical leave time is pretty much confined to the employee's own illness, so he may not have much alternative unless he has compassionate leave.

another Anon noted FMLA, but we've had Nina take a an episode off. And according to another poster, they think a season is taped within one month. So what about the other 11?


NorthernStar on 8/19/09 at 5:48 PM said....."Tim Gunn ROCKS!! I wish they hadn't invited Santino or ALP. You know they're just trouble."

@NorthernStar, I agree with your sentiments totally BUT they are both talented designers, very entertaining and can conjure up great reality TV drama.

TampaBay


^When the show was being filmed at Parsons, they were only allowed to film during the summer (and two weeks for Fashion Week) because the students had priority during fall and spring semesters. During filming, entire floors would be inaccessible and elevator service was sporadic. This can be very frustrating for a lot of students and faculty.

In addition, the contestants who make it to Fashion Week need a few months to work on their finale collections.


Lots of info about the new season; they even mentioned Project Rungay. Congrats, Tlo!

"Streaming replays aren’t the only video. Lifetime is promising 500-plus “exclusive clips” that go behind the scenes, videos from host Tim Gunn, video of everything judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors and guest judges say to each designer every episode, vlogs by designers, models and guest judges, and more."

"posts from show designers and models, past contestants, and “key” sites/bloggers like Project Rungay. Users can log in with Facebook Connect or Twitter and can integrate posts in the Buzz Room with either."

"Unlike the broadcast nets, which usually post episodes online the day after a premiere, Lifetime will wait until Saturday mornings—after the Thursday night premiere and the Friday night encore. The ad-supported episodes will be available on demand online at the same time as they show up in cable operators’ video on demand queues, removing one area of possible contention. Another difference: if you want to watch Project Runway online (legally), you’ll have to go to MyLifetime.com. No syndication. No season pass on ITunes. No downloads. The same strategy will be followed for new show Models of the Runway. Available episodes will include the current show and the last four to air."



http://paidcontent.org/article/419-lifetimes-digital-strategy-for-project-runway-includes-streaming-on-dem/


Sad to hear about Tim's mother. I will keep her in my prayers.


The only thing I am going to miss about TFS is the "stage manager" who ran around saying "I need all models in five minutes" and "I need all models now". LOL! LOL!

TampaBay


Am I the only one who was surprised to see a major ad for Project Runway smack dab in the middle of Top Chef last night?


I have the DVR all set for this.

I confess I am a Santino fan but he strikes me as someone I would enjoy less in real life.

One of the things I love about Tim is he can manage to both dish and still be urbane and classy.


Mo Ryan ALWAYS gets Tim to spill the beans.

She should interview him after every episode!


For those of you unaware, Tim was the guest on Wednesday's Daily Show. I love Jon Stewart even more knowing how big of a fan he is of Project Runway and how much he thought the Fashion Show sucked. Which, btw, Tim said, on the show, he could never bring himself to watch. Jon told him it was the right choice and I agree. You can't have a bitch like Isaac host a show that's supposed to be centered around the passion of the designers. He's a passion killer and Kelly is as exciting as a bowl of cold oatmeal.





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