Revolving Door: Gunn Graduates to ‘Creative Dean’-ship


Big news today in that odd world of design on television, is that “Project Runway” host, Tim Gunn, is leaving the world of academia, leaving Parsons New School for Design, and moving into the world of pseudo-academia by becoming the “Creative Dean,” which has something to do with something apparently, over at Liz Claiborne. Here’s some:

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. McComb said: “Words cannot express how happy we are to have Tim on board as our ‘Creative Dean.’ His mission is twofold: return our culture to one that is friendlier to the creative process and help shape more competitive, consistent and compelling product. To be clear, this role is not that of master editor — the divisions will continue to have full control of the brand positioning and product design. Rather, Tim will be a spokesperson for the creative community, a champion of product innovation, integrity and exceptional price-value and a catalyst for the creation of the irresistible product our consumers want and deserve. He is also charged with creating systems to further develop our creative community and scouting the market for great talent.”