Tim Gunn: Fashion Seems To End At A Size 12

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From The Huffington Post  | text by Ellie Krupnick

As the guiding mentor of “Project Runway,” Tim Gunn oversees the show’s many design challenges. The toughest of these challenges each season seem to be the ones where contestants must design for women with “normal” — rather than model-esque — bodies.

And the difficulty the “Project Runway” contestants always seem to have with this, says Gunn, points to a larger problem industry-wide. “When I’m working in the real world with real women and we’re shopping, we find that fashion seems to end when you get any larger than a size 12,” Gunn told The Huffington Post. “How ridiculous is that?”

Very. Gunn works closely in guiding the “Runway” contestants, to the point where he used his one “save” on last night’s episode and kept contestant Justin in the competition one more week. But Gunn also tries to open the designers’…

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