Tim Gunn, chief creative officer at Liz Claiborne, Inc., and co-host of Bravo TV’s hit show Project Runway will be the guest speaker at the Stillman School’s Spring Integrity and Professionalism Convocation. Gunn will discuss his role as “mentor” on Project Runway and how ideals of integrity and professionalism can be incorporated into this professional role.
Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Jubilee Hall Auditorium
More on Tim Gunn
In his new role as chief creative officer at Liz Claiborne Inc., Gunn is responsible for attracting, retaining and developing the creative talent within the company’s portfolio of brands. Prior to joining Liz Claiborne Inc., Gunn spent close to 24 years at Parsons The New School for Design, including serving as chair of the Department of Fashion Design. In this role as chair, Gunn was charged with revitalizing the curriculum for the 21st century. Under his direction, the department was repositioned as the indisputable leader in fashion design education in America and as one of the leading programs in the world.
Gunn has lectured widely on fashion and lifestyle design and Parson’s profound role in putting America on the global design map. He has been featured in a diverse range of media outlets from publications such as Newsweek, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Seventeen and People, to red carpet coverage at prestigious award shows to television appearances on The Today Show and Entertainment Tonight.
In addition to serving as co-host of thrice Emmy-nominated Project Runway, a reality-based fashion design incubator, Gunn has a regular feature on the bravotv.com Web site. In 2007, his book, Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style was released. Currently, Gunn is also starring in his own show, Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style, which is based on his book.
The Convocation is open to the entire Seton Hall community.
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