‘Runway’ Designer at Wrong End of the ‘Gunn’

Published by PETA.

Of all the reasons why Project Runway is turn-off-the-phone-and-lock-the-door must-see television, the inimitable Tim Gunn, whose superb taste is surpassed only by his kindness, is at the top of the list. On last week’s episode, Gunn, ahem, shot down designer Josh Christensen when he tried to use real fur. That wasn’t about to fly with PETA’s 2009 Man of the Year, who promptly told Christensen to part with the pelt, saying, “We’re fur-free.”

Christensen must not have known that Project Runway has a strict fur-free policy, thanks to Gunn, who narrated PETA’s fur farm exposé and  sent it to furry designers. If any Runway fans weren’t aware that designers have to go faux or go home, they are now.


Written by Michelle Sherrow

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