I have my mantra about silhouette, proportion, and fit. I believe that when they are in harmony and balance, you’ll look great in anything.— Tim Gunn
The most unbelievable Tim Gunn quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
If I had to choose a single destination where I'd be held captive for the rest of my time in New York, I’d choose the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
I don't know why I've always been so captivated by architecture.
If you have to ask if a clothing item is a dress or a top, it is always a top.
I want to say to anyone who works in a drone workplace, raise the bar! There's no reason why you have to dress to the lowest common denominator.
Just the way it never rains when you have an umbrella, you'll never run into people if you look fantastic. But go outside in pajamas, and you'll run into every ex you have.
My best life advice:Take the high road.
No matter how much stress, or strain, or consternation you are facing, take the high road.You will never regret it.
Few activities are as delightful as learning new vocabulary.
We need to treat each other with consideration.
In my world, the squeaky wheel does not get the grease.
I was a teacher and an administrator at Parson's School of Design, and as an administrator, I was associate dean. And in that role, I went around fixing things that were broken. And the Parson's fashion program was broken.So fashion chose me. It needed to be developed and evolve. I don't know if it comes naturally to anyone.
I believe that treating other people well is a lost art.
It's so important to reach out to people you trust, and who can give you honest feedback, and keep those people close to you. You don't want to surround yourself with enablers.
I really believe things happen for a reason, and sometimes that reason isn't revealed until much much, much, much later.
You have no control over other people's taste, so focus on staying true to your own.
Everyone has a best feature, so find clothes and accessories to accentuate those, whether it’s your shoulders or your long legs!
Most designers want to show apparel that makes the wearer look as long and lean as possible. And most people who buy clothes want to look as long and lean as possible.
I've been in situations where I've said to young people: "You're so personable, you're so articulate, you're clearly so bright, you're so good-looking - feel better about yourself!" But if at the core if you don't, all those words mean nothing. Absolutely nothing.
As long as we have Netfix, Turner Classic Movies, Amazon, YouTube, and bookstores, there is no excuse ever to lack inspiration.
I hate the word "eclectic" .I'm a classicist, and I like comfort. Lots of books, lots of artwork, pieces of family furniture, and newer upholstery.
I'm constantly correcting young people and fashion students in this nation when they say "Well, I do couture." By definition, you don't. You have to be licensed by the government of France to do couture. So don't use that term. You can say that you do one-of-a-kind, you can say it's custom, but you can't say it's couture - because it's inaccurate.
My advice to the 10 year old daughter is: fashion happens in a context.
It's societal, it's cultural, it's historic, it's economic, and it's political. So all of her studies, everything that is happening in the world, all needs to be channeled through her in order to be a good designer.
Life is a big collaboration - and when you're tackling something that is painful and troubling and is causing you such desperate grief that you think life's not worth living - you need to reach out. To people who will reach back.
Life is a big collaboration. And we can't navigate it alone.
I will say that the high road can get so high that you can get a nose bleed, in which case you have to get off the high road.
When it comes to Project Runway, for me the most memorable look ever presented goes back to season one, episode one, when Austin Scarlett created a ravishing cocktail dress out of cornhusks. It was really amazing.
My manners also came from when I was in college and began participating in critiques. You have to speak with someone respectfully about their work and be honest and open, without hurting them.
Being a student in an art & design school, that was the moment for me, that was when I began to develop a lot of self-confidence and really come into my own.
I have to have my coffee. I probably have three cups a day, but only before noon.
My role as the chair of the fashion department at Parsons put me face to face with all the big designers, retailers, and editors. Since I was moving in these new circles regularly, I realized I needed to do something about my own personal style. It was really Diane von Furstenberg who gave me the nudge.
I am a stickler for good manners, and I believe that treating other people well is a lost art. In the workplace, at the dinner table, and walking down the street--we are confronted with choices on how to treat people nearly every waking moment. Over time these choices define who we are and whether we have a lot of friends and allies or none.
I learned from teaching. If you are perceived by the student to be belittling them or purely criticizing them without offering up words of encouragement and support, they shut down and discredit you.
Frankly, from my perspective, the bomber jacket is such a classic item you can wear it even when it's not on trend.
Whoever's designing for plus-size doesn't get it.
The entire garment needs to be reconceived. You can't just take a size 8 and make it larger.
I love Modern Family but it's among a handful of favorite shows.
I've never said I'm a fashion designer.
I love the history of the sport, I love the culture that surrounds it, and I never dreamed I'd become a fanatic. I'm such a fanatic now that I'm committed to competing.
I've made more bad decisions at 3 in the morning than I can list!
People put on certain clothes for certain reasons, I assume, when their closet is filled with clothes.
I would certainly rather the industry not go broke, but if that's what it takes for everyone to acquire some values and lose that sense of entitlement, maybe a little belt-tightening wouldn't be so tragic.
My favorite meal to make for myself is meatloaf.
I prepare the the ground beef (I don't use anything else) and flatten it out so it's about 1/2 inch thick, then I spread shredded cheddar all over it, then I roll it up. It's amazing. Like a big cheeseburger.
If I think about most of America, and maybe I'm terribly wrong.
..but I think most of America would say that they're not in favor of gay marriage. But there is certainly a large cohort, not a majority but a large number of people, who are articulate and vocal and they'd rally behind this. They're making their opinion known.
If you're wearing a jacket, as I always am, the sweater vest always needs to be buttoned, with the exception of the bottom button. But if you're going sans jacket, you can leave it open.
In a manner of speaking. I certainly never want to lose my voice as an educator.
The fashion industry at large has been the worst public relations vehicle for larger women and petite women, they are both maligned and neglected. And I honestly do believe it's getting better.
May I respond by merely saying, "I hate crocs. May they please go away."
I just think the Kardashians have an absence of taste and I don’t think that that should be perpetuated. I’m sorry I’m sounding like an old farty, snob, but it bothers me.
With fashion, you really need to understand the aspects of construction. Not just design on an iPad.
I'm so lucky. I've met a lot of famous people.
I would never dream of telling people how to dress.
but I do say to them, however you are dressing, accept responsibility for it. And also, unless asked, I don't judge. And if asked to judge - I would approach it socratically, I would approach it with questions.