Tim Gunn: 'Project Runway 4' auditions found 'phenomenal designers'
By Christopher Rocchio, 04/23/2007
Project Runway's fourth season casting calls recently wrapped and according to fashion guru Tim Gunn, Bravo seems to have found enough designers to start its own clothing label, never mind film a reality competition series.
"We just finished auditions, and I will tell you, we found the most phenomenal designers," Gunn recently toldThe Seattle Times. "We could cast three seasons with the talent we saw."
Earlier this month, Bravo announced that the upcoming fourth season of its Emmy-nominated Project Runway series will not air as part of its Summer 2007 programming schedule and will instead premiere in late 2007. Casting for the series began in late March, and despite being busy with his new job as chief creative officer for Liz Claiborne; working on his new book, "Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style;" and casting for a Bravo reality series version of the upcoming book, Gunn was part of the process.
Never one to shy away from offering criticism to Project Runway's designers, Gunn apparently took the same approach to Tim Gunn book editors who asked for clarifications on such Gunn-isms as "faux bois!" and "sturm und drang!"
"The editors said, 'Change these words, change this reference,'" Gunn told The Times. "And I said, 'You know something, I can't do that.' If this is a problem for the reader, they can sit with a dictionary in their laps."