Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tim Gunn in Houston - Field Report from John C

Hey BPR!

I attended the Liz Claiborne fashion show in Houston this afternoon, starring none other than our very own Tim Gunn! The show featured designs from Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, and Lucky Brand Jeans, and Tim was on-hand to talk us through all the styles and accessories featured in the show. He gave honest critiques about the clothes (mentioning constantly how the models are not the average woman) and even styled the models on the runway to show us how a look can be transformed with simple accessories. As always, he emphasized the importance of finding fashion that fits your body and talked us through a few of his essentials for every woman's closet.

The Q&A was by far the most exciting part of the show! Tim answered two PR-related questions, involving the future of the show and the move to Los Angeles. As he mentioned in an interview with the Houston Chronicle earlier this week, Tim talked about how he felt the show was getting "a little predictable, and a little stale", but quickly followed up by saying that "what isn't predictable or stale is the talent". While he didn't discuss specific changes, Tim stated (quite correctly in my opinion) that "the show needs to trail blaze again, and I'm committed to doing that".

He went on to discuss the move to LA, and how it was mostly done to accommodate Heidi's family. However, he doesn't believe the show will make a return trip, to which the audience loudly applauded.

If you have the chance to see Tim as he treks across the country, make every effort to do it! It was a pleasure seeing him "in his element" offering his opinions on this season's trends.

John C

Thanks John!