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Tim Gunn - Resident "den father" for contestants on Bravo's Project Runway, and Chair of the Department of Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design
New trends he loves: Boutique perfumes give women a fascination, because the scent they apply is highly individual and personal, not mass marketed and the same for everyone. These fragrances are prolifically diverse and even customizable. For readers not living in major cities, boutique perfumes are available on-line and can be sold in small sample sizes.
What he's looking forward to: I can't wait to see the demise of the bare midriff!
His no-fail fashion picks: Sweater jackets are hands-down no-fail fashion picks. They provide the ease of a cardigan, but with the dressier and more pulled together look that a jacket provides.
His top insider style secret: For me, few accessories make a woman look more chic than a scarf draped over one shoulder or wrapped loosely around the neck. It needn't be expensive by any means, and it can be decorative or one color, diaphanous or opaque. It's a very European look, but let's make it work in America, too.
Style-maker he admires: Diane von Furstenberg. She resonates quality, taste, and style whether she's serving lunch in her studio wearing jeans and a tank top, or in her own eveningwear design on the red carpet at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards Gala. She's an original and an inspiration.