‘Under the Gunn’: 10 Facts About Tim Gunn’s New Show on Lifetime

gunnFashion’s leading man, Tim Gunn, is calling the shots as the host of Lifetime’s new fashion competition series, Under the Gunn.  Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Fans need not fret — Tim Gunn will be returning to Project Runway in 2014 as well.
  2. With Tim hosting, he’s passing the mentoring torch to three Project Runway alumni:  Mondo Guerra, Anya Ayoung-Chee and Nick Verreos.
  3. Judges include fashion designer Rachel Roy, celebrity stylist Jen Rade and Marie Claire fashion editor Zanna Roberts Rassi.
  4. Each mentor will lead a team of designers through a series of challenges testing their business savvy and design skills and will receive critiques from judges.
  5. The competition will begin with 15 designers.
  6. The first season will feature 13 episodes.
  7. At the end of the competition, one designer — and one mentor — will be named the winners.
  8. Under the Gunn takes place in Los Angeles at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.
  9. The show’s sponsors include Lexus, Marie Claire Magazine, Benefit Cosmetics, Blowpro, francesca’s, Brother Sewing and Embroidery and Rowenta.
  10. Under the Gunn premieres Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9 p.m. ET/PT