Tim Gunn on Project Runway and His New Gig

02/07/2007 at 05:30 PM ET

It’s official: Tim Gunn will make it work for another season of Project Runway. “Definitely,” says Gunn, on whether he’s returning for season four of the hit reality show. “The contract isn’t done, but it will be. They’d have to beat me away with clubs, to be honest.” One gig that is ending, however, is his post as dean of Parson’s fashion department — Gunn is moving on to become creative director of Liz Claiborne. “I feel the lion’s share of what I really could achieve [at Parsons], I did,” he says. “I’ve been in academia for 29 years, so now I get to take all that great knowledge and apply it to the real world, which I’m thrilled about because I always love a challenge… I’m really eager to roll up my sleeves and get into the more basic Liz brands because they reach such a huge audience.”

Click here to read more with Tim Gunn on EW.com.

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elizabeth on

Mr. Gunn will certainly have a challenge at Liz, but then again, that’s probably part of the appeal of the job…regardless, I wish him luck and look forward to seeing how the company “carries on” with him!

It’s really evident how much in PR withdrawl people are–seeing the replay of last season’s finale actually made Jeffery’s win sensible to me! Tim, we need you and Heidi, Nina and Michael back!

j on

i’m sure parsons will miss him immensely.
let’s hope that PR gets back to the ‘reality’ of seasons 1 & 2 and we can all just put 3 behind us…

Kristen Y on

Well, they picked the best last season, so I hope he keeps up the good work.

Kristen Y on

He’ll be missed!

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