Tim Gunn Called Working in L.A. on Project Runway “Wonderful”, The Fashion Show’s Future Unsure.

August 13, 2009 • Lifestyle

Tim Gunn

Is it possible that raw, prototypical New Yorker Tim Gunn might have drank the juice in L.A.? It sure seemed like it when New York Magazine found the no-holds-barred judge at a jewelry show in New York yesterday. Though Gunn was back on solid ground from his Project Runway west coast ventures, the stylist couldn't help but gush a little about the City of Angels, as well as the show's new parent network, Lifetime. "The difference [in network] is imperceptible," he said, adding that although filming in the new location was a big difference, it wasn't necessarily a bad one. "We were at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising; they were
wonderful to us
. We had a whole new team of producers and a whole new crew who were very
spoiled by the California experience. Everything there is just so much
! And we came back here and everything's sort of small again." Hmph. Who would ever consider anything in New York as small?! Gunn realized his treason lightheartedly, admitting that he was dragged to L.A. "kicking and screaming" but then admittedly loved it and didn't want to leave. But alas, the show has returned to its east coast digs for the seventh season, having just wrapped shooting in New York.

Meanwhile in more murky fashion reality show waters, it is still up in the air as to whether Project's tepid Bravo successor, The Fashion Show will be renewed for another season. Judge Isaac Mizrahi, for one, is openly unsure of the show's future. "I had so much fun doing it. I don't know. That's all I can say," he noted last night. The Fashion Show's premiere season received mixed reviews from both viewers and media alike, many of them disappointed by Bravo's attempt to create another Project-like program after losing the hit original series to Lifetime.

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-Alia Rajput

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