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The Natty Professor

Tim Gunn: professor at the Parsons School of Design at The New School, co-host, mentor and co-producer of the hit shows, Project Runway, and Project Runway: Under the Gunn. Tim Gunn has much to say about education, life, and much more—including personal finance! The vignettes he shares are both informative and instructive, as well as entertaining. Gunn is a master educator as well as mentor. I love his teaching philosophy, which he espouses by way of the acronym TEACH: Truth-telling, Empathy, Asking, Cheerleading, and Hoping for the best.

Nightmarish colleagues and students. Near career debacles. Ups and downs in his personal life. Gunn tells all about his career development and his love of fashion. His compassion for people ties it all together. 

This professor firmly believes that students need freedom and confidence in order to spread their wings and grow artistically and creatively. Doing students' work for them or micromanaging them does not help them in the long run. Those new to the fashion industry will rise to the standards and expectations that others set for them. Students are capable of more than some people realize. 

Tim Gunn: the Natty Professor: a Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating, and Making It Work! by Tim Gunn, 2015


I loved reading anecdotes from Tim Gunn's life. He has an inspiring vision of leadership and education. 


books about fashion

Project Runway

Under the Gunn




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