Tim Gunn

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    If Pink Married Bobby Seale...

    She'd be Pink Panther. If Courtney Love married the Hertz Rent-a-car guy, she'd be Courtney Love Hertz. If Sandra Oh married Karen O, she'd be Sandra Oh-O.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Working The Red Carpet Was Intoxicating At The HRC Gala!

    I could get used to that sort of thing. On Saturday night, publicist Ross Schwartz ushered me into a separate room at the Waldorf, where all the notables attending the Human Rights Campaign gala were asked to go onstage, one by one, and pose in front of the step-and-repeat, as photographers snapped ... More >>

  • Art

    April 4, 2012

    Stan Douglas and Vibha Galhotra: Sewage Muck, Meet Disco

    Two artists tackle the real world in very different ways

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    I Judged A Brazilian Reality Show About Broadway

    ​You want a reality show based on talent, success, and nice people wanting each other to do well? You have to go all the way to Brazil, where a show called Broadway Dreams has young hopefuls competing by performing excerpts from classic musicals, a different tuner showcased each week.

  • Columns

    August 31, 2011

    Fame Is Better Than Drugs And I Want To Mainline That Shit

    My own schizoid ride between notoriety and nothingness.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    A Smurftastic Night in 3D

    Photo by Cathay Che​The gala premiere for The Smurfs in 3D happened last night at the Ziegfeld, and as the talent arrived, I thought, "This is the gay friendliest children's film in history. "And it's on the first day of gay marriage in New York. Smurftastic."

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Platinum Hit And The Mythical Aspects Of Making Music

    via BravoMagic in action?​ Platinum Hit, Bravo's new talent competition for songwriters with Jewel as host and Kara DioGuardi as head judge, is not particularly enjoyable. Aside from the talented but super-ADD Sonyae (pronounced, somewhat ironically, like "soigné") and the arrogant but though ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    Oscars 2011: The Official Runnin' Scared Red Carpet Live Blog! (We're Wearing Valentino.)

    ​Let's get this party started! We have chocolate marshmallow cookies, and wine, and cheese and crackers, and maybe we'll get pizza. And, most importantly, we have CELEBRITIES CONGRATULATING THEMSELVES FOR BEING CELEBRITIES. And Billy Crystal. Whee! Herewith, Runnin' Scared's official live blog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Project Runway Finale: Someone is Robbed, Everyone is Shiny

    The Runway Rundown ​1. The fashion gods have spoken - and, also, Jessica Simpson. Season Eight of Project Runway has a winner at last - after 13 challenges at 90 minutes apiece, this distills to one resolution well earned. For everyone.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Project Runway:We Are All Birthing Chinese Prostitutes

    The Runway Rundown ​1. With only five contestants left, and a limp challenge receding into the distance (Andy's winning Lululemon knockoff was immediately co-opted without pay by Heidi Klum for Grey and Listless Athletic Wear), this week's Project Runway challenge is a welcome return to two s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Project Runway: Mondo's True Triumph

    The Runway Rundown ​1. This week brings a surprisingly heady jolt to the torpid Project Runway season. One contestant loses his (impeccable) muse. Another bravely reveals a decade-long secret and immediately helps de-stigmatize an immense societal taboo. We're not even going to mock Michael ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Project Runway: Plaster of Paris

    The Runway Rundown ​1. This week's challenge is the product placement Waterloo. The task: to create a high-fashion (i.e. couture) look to match specific L'Oreal eyeshadows in a two-day constraint. The winning design garners $20,000 and appears in a L'Oreal advertisement. L'Oreal, L'Oreal, L'O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Project Runway: Gretchen Crashes the Lincoln Center Finale, and Jessica Simpson for the Win?

    Araceli Cruz​Tim Gunn must have needed the extra-strength dosage after Thursday morning's Project Runway Season 8 finale show. Midway through the carefully orchestrated hoodwink hour of 10 contestants' collections (seven the ringers, three the true finalists, in standard Runway fashion), the L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Project Runway: Go Eat Some (Gucci) Worms

    ​1. We open on the Runway contestants' Spartan apartment and an eloquent diorama of good versus evil, i.e. previous challenge winner Casanova chattering benignly about his recent victory as wicked sisters Gretchen and Ivy continue to verbally desecrate Michael C. Cut to stern, sepia flashback ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Project Runway: Let this Hat Be a Metaphor for Your Failure, and Also Sex

    The Runway Rundown ​1. At four episodes in and 13 souls remaining, the Runway ranks are still cluttered with extraneous contestants. Watching them band together for their next Trail of Tears march to Mood Fabrics, they clump like errant sequins at the bottom of our Chanel Chinatown handbag. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Project Runway: Vagina Icicles for Everyone!

    ​The Runway Rundown: 1. With great power comes a great superiority complex, if you're Gretchen. The willowy Portlander has won both of the season's challenges, and is gradually revealing herself to be pretty damn pleased with this. She is alone in this sentiment: "It's like she opened up an U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Project Runway: The Billboard's the Limit

    Top 10 Revelatory Moments From This Week's Project Runway ​1. The Oliver Twist undercurrent that runs so fiercely throughout Runway (think about it: cramped confines, rigorous wailing, repurposed rags) has never been so apparent than in this episode's early arc. We open on Mondo, Denver's mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Project Runway: We've Got Their Number

    ​Last night's Project Runway's eighth season premiere encompassed a seemingly rebellious enthusiasm in the constrictive fashion world: more is...well, not better, if the glacial stride of these 90 minutes were any indication, but somehow worth having. More is just more. Hear that, ye waist-wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    The Wonder Woman Makeover, or When Bad Things Happen to Superheroes

    via the New York Times​Imagine our excitement when we learned that our dear Wonder Woman of the awesome star-speckled short shorts and bullet-busting arm wristlet-thingies and sexy-yet-rugged bustier (plus, calf-high go-go/shit-kickers!) was to get a makeover. Because, she already looked prett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    I Just Shot a Cameo in The Smurfs Movie

    ​I'm gonna be in 3-D! Yep, I was one of the New York notables featured in a festive scene from the film debut of those lovable Smurfs that I watch on BOOM channel all the time.

  • Columns

    May 18, 2010

    'Sex and the City 2' Gay Dish!

    At newest Chelsea gay bar, baseball and beer. Plus: Broadway and bears

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Tim Gunn Added to Ludicrous Smurf Movie Roster

    As Tim Gunn would say, "This worries me." However, because we love nothing more than to keep you updated with regard to this godforsaken, East Village-invading Smurf movie, you ought to know that adorable Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn has been added to the cast.

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Project Runway: The Finale Stitch & Bitch

    ​Look, even your grandma was rooting for Seth Aaron to win. For all the judges' constant flurries of critique about various contestants not skewing "editorial," season 7 of Project Runway had a decidedly staunch narrative pretty established early on: Goofy daddy-o Seth Aaron was distilled down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Project Runway: Scary Clowns, Scarier Stripes

    ​And so it has come to this. After a season of sequins and spangles and bitchery--oh my!--the last challenge before Project Runway's Bryant Park finale has to be epic, a worthy encapsulation of these ragtag dreamers' weary journey to the white tents and glory beyond. It must be in deference t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Project Runway: Draw, Baby, Draw

    ​Finally, there is some rest for the wicked on Project Runway. This season has been as wham-bam as any, with one-day challenges the norm and the designs often running unrealized as a result; then again, as we all know, Michelangelo's David was carved over a long lunch break (hold the prosciutt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Project Runway: Where Everyone's Lost Below Union Square

    ​Got your pitchfork handy? Good, because if you live in Manhattan, you'll need it; this week on Project Runway, the challenge is apparently to incite all Gothamites to violence. And it succeeds wildly in two ways: first, two designers attempt to extract fashion inspiration from the Upper East ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Project Runway: Earth, Wind, and Pantsuit

    ​New York "personifies man-made inspiration," waxes Tim Gunn philosophically, gesturing from his rooftop perch down to the humming city below. The Project Runway contestants, the brave remaining nine, blink back at him warily, and justifiably -- they're about to receive quite the hippie-dippie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Project Runway: Ankle Biters Rule the Runway​Forget sleek and sexy and bring out your best Punky Brewster look: It's back to being a kid again, as noted in this week's installment of Project Runway. The challenge: Make kids clothes that are fashionable and age appropriate. Yay, the workroom turns into a romper room! As Heidi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Project Runway: Let Heidi Klum Be Your Reward

    ​Welcome to the past. Or is it the future? Either way, they're both sparkly. Today, the top Project Runway finalists will display their collections at Bryant Park for the judges and 1,000 industry gawkers (including yours truly; check back here later for an appropriately cryptic report). But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Project Runway: The True Measure of Tim Gunn's Advice

    Jay and his winning design​Michael Kors, resident crepehanger of the Project Runway judge squad, is fond of saying that there are "no rules" in fashion anymore, usually as he is trying to impose improbable new style commands in his monthly Glamour column (wear short-shorts in the dead of winte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Project Runway Premiere: Fashion and Fabulousness Review

    Emilio's winning entry, via Lifetime. If half the Project Runway contestants designed their clothes as well as their sound bytes, this show would be a gladiator match. But in its seventh season, and second since moving to the Lifetime channel, the show again seems to be favoring attractive, med ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Fashion Week in Review: Michael Kors, Anna Sui, Pamella Roland, Max Azria, Betsey Johnson

    ​ From the Betsey Johnson collection. Photo by David Wentworth. When Michael Kors tires of crafting pastel Barbarella dresses, he can sell designer migranes. I had one watching his Wednesday exhibition at Bryant Park -- not just because his pastel gowns caught the harsh glare of the revolvin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Interview: MSNBC's Willie Geist on New York Baseball, His Jeter Love, His Desire to Drill Pedroia, and More

    ​ We're pleased to see that our Morning Joe favorite Willie Geist has finally been given his own TV show. Way Too Early With Willie Geist now leads off MSNBC's morning schedule, airing (if one "airs" on cable) at 5:30 a.m. (That's 2:30 a.m. Pacific time, where the show is no doubt known as Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Tim Gunn Voting for Bloomberg -- Why Shouldn't You?

    Photo from Project RunwayBy Jane C. TimmTim Gunn wants Mayor Mike for a third term, don't you?Bloomberg sent out a press release this morning, listing 68 gay New Yorkers who are endorsing him for a third term, including designer Isaac Mizrahi and a few politicos like Richard Socarides, a former Spec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    "I've Got to Get Out of Here": Watching MTV's The City

    In happier times... Week after week, The City has striven desperately to become some sort of riven TV statue, an unintelligible glyph of notable accessory shots and blank expressions: the 2001 monolith reimagined to awe human idiots. But now, as if God himself had heard my prayers to breathe life ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2009

    It's Oscar Night: The Liveblog!

    Welcome to the Village Voice's not-really-annual Oscar liveblog! Feel the electricity. Not sure if you've heard, but: This year's Academy Awards will be UNLIKE ANY YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE! First of all: They've hired an architect to design the set. Money well spent. Next: Taking a page from The Mic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    HX Scandal Update!

    Remember last week's volatile post saying that I had been asked to judge HX magazine's Mr. HX contest at Splash, but then was told by the organizer that after a meeting with the gay mag's owner, they decided to go in another direction with the pageant and I was not needed? I was perversely amused by ... More >>

  • News

    July 2, 2008

    Trash Talking with Harvey Weinstein

    Juicy details plucked from the garbage of a movie mogul

  • Columns

    April 15, 2008

    '24' Star Won't Shave Her Privates!

    Direct hits on Abu Ghraib, some close shaves, and frank talk about that Foster parent

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008

    Project Runway Sucks

    OMG, is that from American Apparel?? Here's the thing. I know I'm no great thinker. My entertainment choices are nothing to be proud of. If I had DVR, I would probably tape The Real Housewives of Orange County. When I see a heinous accident on the highway, my urge is to pull over and take photos. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007

    Project Runway: We Hate These People, and They Hate Each Other!

    Come and knock on our door... So, last night on Project Runway, we learned that Wilmer Valderrama (a/k/a "Ricky") speaks fluent Modern Dance, which is closely related to the language spoken by crazy fucking art yogis, and therefore was able to communicate with Elisa by saying things like "sculpt th ... More >>

  • Dance

    November 20, 2007

    Runway Project

    Carl Orff gets a Matthew Neenan Makeover

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2007

    Guide to Style: Zzzzzz

    It hurts to say this, but this is a newspaper, and we have to put our personal biases aside sometimes. We love Tim Gunn, and were rooting for his new show, Guide to Style. We still are, in fact, but so far, things aren't looking good. We watched the first episode last night and found ourselves missi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    Tonight: Set Your DVR and Carry On!

    The cable man came to Threadster HQ today, thank God. Suddenly, our little slum feels like paradise. And it's just in time, because Tim Gunn will be teaching us how to not look like a dumpy old whore tonight at 10PM on Bravo.

  • Columns

    September 4, 2007

    Read This In Loo of Sex

    Stalling for time before channeling Tim Gunn and the ghosts of Leona and Anna Nicole

  • Music

    August 21, 2007

    Extreme LES Makeover

    MTV (and the MisShapes crowd) inspires the wry parody of Made: I Wanna Be a Hipster

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2007

    Tim Gunn Back in the Closet (Hehe)

    Everyone's favorite gay father figure is coming back to Bravo this week. Set your DVRs for Bravo on September 6th, at 10PM if you're a Tim Gunn fan. He and diesel-armed Veronica Webb will be helping "fashion-challenged" ladies find their personal style on Tim Gunn's Guide to Style. Basically, it's a ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 7, 2006

    Riding the Shortbus

    Tristan recounts her experience as a "sextra" in the provocative indie flick

  • NYC Life

    March 14, 2006

    "Why I Didn't Win The Spelling Bee"

    Talking with Project Runway bad boy Santino Rice

  • Screens

    February 7, 2006
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