Frump & Circumstance

Tim Gunn, former chair of the department of fashion design at Parsons the New School for Design, achieved celebrity status when he appeared on the reality TV show Project Runway for three seasons. The elegant and erudite Gunn, 54, endeared himself both to the program's viewers and to its aspiring fashion designers. As adviser and critic to the contestants, who compete for cash, prizes, and the chance to continue on the show, he coined a phrase now familiar in fashion and fan circles, "Make it