By Sharon Knolle
In Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible, the ever-stylish Project Runway fashion guru declares "Thou shalt look fabulous." His informative book, co-written with Ada Calhoun, provides a history of clothing through the ages-did you know jeans originated in Italy?-and suggests which clothes look best on you. He doesn't just preach fashion do's and don'ts, although Gunn isn't shy about sharing which clothing trends he can't stand.
Here are some of our favorite Gunnisms as he goes through the typical closet, item by item.
1. "Tight underwear is your friend, America!"
In years past, women had to wear corsets or girdles to "control" their figures, but with the liberated styles of the 20th century, more and more people want to just let it all hang out. If you also want to look good in your clothes, a little constraint is a small price to pay, Gunn argues, especially since less constricting garments like Spanx are available. "You have to make a choice between freedom