If one man has benefited most from the reigning fashion reality show, Project Runway, it's Tim Gunn. Plucked from obscurity as an administrator and faculty member at Parsons, Gunn's been co-hosting the show (which is now on Lifetime, if your remote even recognizes that channel) for eight seasons. The ninth season premiers this week, so we caught up with him in between his cameo in the new Smurfs movie and planning for his own ABC series later this year to discuss one contemptuous issue. Apparently, 25 percent of all Runway viewers are men. But should more men even bother watching a show where a bunch of over-the-top contestants create - spoiler alert! - nothing but women's clothes? No suits to covet here. Still, that didn't stop Gunn from trying to convince us to tune-in. Excerpts:
The first few seasons, men would apologetically tell me their girlfriends made them watch the show.
I wouldn't try to convince them. I'dRead More »from Tim Gunn: Why "Project Runway" Is Good for Men