Tim Gunn

  • Aired:  01/14/14
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Tim Gunn reflects on the pressure that comes with being famously well-dressed, his loyalty to Heidi Klum, and his show "Under the Gunn." (5:20)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT HE IS THE COHOST OF PROJECT RUNWAY.

HIS NEW SHOW IS LIFETIME'S UNDER THE GUNN.

>> LET ME EXPLAIN HOW THIS IS GOING TO WORK.

EACH MENTOR IS GOING TO CHOOSE FOUR DESIGNERS.

BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN UNDER THE GUNN IS A TEAM COMPETITION.

YOU WILL EACH BE COMPETING AS INDIVIDUALS BUT IN A MENTORING GROUP.

EVERY WEEK ONE DESIGNER WILL BE ELIMINATED BY THE JUDGES.

UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE TO YOU.

AND THERE'S AN ULTIMATE RUNWAY SHOWDOWN MON THE FINALISTS BUT THE DESIGNERS ARE NOT THE ONLY

ONES COMPETING.

WHEN A MENTOR NO LONGER HAS ANY DESIGNERS ON THE COMPETITION, THE MENTOR IS ALSO ELIMINATED.

>> Jon: GUESS WHO IS DVRING THAT (bleep).

WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW TIM GUNN.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> HI, EVERYONE.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: HOW ARE YOU?

LOOKING SHARP AS ALWAYS.

>> I'M FANTASTIC.

WHY DO I HAVE TO FOLLOW SAMANTHA BEE?

>> Jon: CAN I TELL YOU SOMETHING?

DID SHE LEAVE IT OUT ON THE FLOOR?

THAT WAS LIKE PATTY LAPONE.

>> PHENOMENAL.

>> Jon: I THOUGHT IT WAS AMAZING.

>> REALLY.

>> Jon: HOW ARE YOU DOING?

>> FANTASTIC.

>> Jon: THEY FINALLY UNDERSTOOD THE GOLD THEY HAD WITH GUNN, GAVE YOU YOUR OWN

SHOW, THIS UNDER THE GUNN.

>> NO, THEY WERE DESPERATE.

>> Jon: AH!

>> NO, THEY REALLY WERE.

WE WERE LOOSELY SCHEDULED TO SHOOT A NEW SEASON OF PROJECT RUNWAY.

HEIDI WAS ONLY MARGINALLY CONSULTED.

HOW RIDICULOUS IS THAT?

>> Jon: HEIDI KLUM.

>> SHE SAID I'M NOT AVAILABLE.

WE HAVE A PINKY PACT AND IS IT THAT IF EITHER ONE OF US CAN'T DO A SEASON THE OTHER ONE IS NOT

DOING IT.

THEY SAID WE CAN FIND ANOTHER HOST, I SAID YOU HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER MENTOR, TOO.

>> Jon: YOU SAID TIM GUNN STANDS WITH HEIDI KLUM.

>> I DO THAT WITH HEIDI.

>> Jon: HEIDI AND I ALSO HAVE A PINKY PACT.

>> OH, YEAH?

>> Jon: IF I COULD JUST GET CLOSE ENOUGH.

[LAUGHTER]

LET ME ASK YOU THIS.

>> SHE LOVES YOU.

>> Jon: AND I'M VERY FOND OF HER.

[ LAUGHTER ]

YOU ALWAYS LOOK -- BEFORE YOU WERE ON TELEVISION DID YOU ALWAYS LOOK THIS PUT TOGETHER?

>> OH, YOU FLATTER ME.

>> Jon: COULD YOU GO OUTLOOKING LIKE A SCHLUB OR DO YOU FEEL PRESSURE NOW YOU CAN'T

DO THAT?

>> I CAN'T DO IT.

>> Jon: YOU CAN'T?

>> I CAN'T.

>> Jon: THAT'S PRESSURE.

>> IT IS.

>> Jon: SUNDAY MORNING YOU WAKE UP IT'S RAINING OUT.

BEEN A LONG NIGHT.

YOU'VE BEEN DOING SOMETHING.

YOU ARE OUT AND TIRED.

YOU WANT TO GET A PAPER AND A CUP OF COFFEE AND A BIAYLI AND A SCHMEAR.

>> I DO IT.

>> Jon: WHAT DO YOU WE'RE?

>> A TURTLE NECK, A PAIR OF JEANS AND PUT A PEACOAT ON.

>> Jon: SO YOU WILL LOOK AS GOOD AS I'VE EVERY LOOKED.

>> YOU ARE ONE OF BEST DRESSED GUY ON TELEVISION.

>> Jon: CAN I TELL YOU A TRICK.

ON MONDAY I HAVE LONG JOHNS AND AWARE A T-SHIRT OVER IT ON MONDAY.

ON TUESDAY, I PUT THE T SHIRT ON AND LONG JOAN OVERS THAT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

AND THEN I KEEP DO THAT AND THEY THINK THAT GUY REALLY CHANGES HIS SHIRTZ.

THAT'S REALLY TRUE THOUGH, SADLY.

THIS SHOW NOW HAVE YOU FINISHED TAPING IT?

>> WE FINISHED THREE AND A HALF WEEKS AGO.

>> Jon: A NEW YORK PRODUCTION?

>> NO.

>> Jon: WHERE?

>> WHOLE THING IN LOS ANGELES.

THIS IS FOR HEIDI.

SHE LIVES IN L.A.

>> Jon: I THOUGHT SHE LIVED IN NEW YORK.

>> NO, L.A.

WE WERE GOING TO DO IT IN L.A.

>> Jon: YOU WENT TO L.A.?

>> I DID.

>> Jon: ISN'T IT MORE DIFFICULT TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT BECAUSE YOU NEED THE ACCESS

TO THE TREMENDOUS GARMENT SHOPS AND -- >> THE TRAFFIC SAY CHALLENGE.

WE HAVE LOTS OF FIELD TRIPS AND GO BACK AND FORTH FOR THE CHALLENGES.

IT TAKES TIME.

WE END UP EXTENDING THE WORK DAY WHICH MEANS THE DESIGNERS GET LESS SLEEP.

>> Jon: HOW LONG A DAY DO YOU THINK SOMEBODY WOULD HAVE THERE?

LET'S SAY THEY ARE ON THE SHOW 12 HOUR, 14?

>> MORE LIKE 18 HOUR DAY.

>> Jon: REALLY?

>> IT IS.

I WILL TELL YOU THIS THOUGH.

LET'S TALK ABOUT A CHALLENGE SETUP DAY.

WE TRAVEL TO WHERE WE SET IT UP.

THAT'S AN HOUR.

AND THEN IT'S ALL THE LIGHTING AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

IT'S AN HOUR.

YOU KNOW THIS.

>> Jon: YES A LOT OF SITTING AROUND.

>> THEN WE PRESENT THE CHALLENGE.

THEY SKETCH.

WE HAVE TO TRAVEL WE SHOP AND GET BACK TO THE WORK ROOM.

BY THE TIME WE GET BACK THEY HAVE TEN HOURS TO WORK.

>> Jon: THAT'S WHY GOD INVENTED ADDEROL.

[LAUGHTER]

IT'S UNDER THE GUNN PREERS THURSDAY.

YOUR OWN SHOW.

VERY EXCITED.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Jon: TIM GUNN, LADIES AND

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