February 1, 2007 -- THIS explains why style maven Tim Gunn has not yet signed on for the new season of "Project Runway" - he's been lining up a new job. Expect an announcement today from Liz Claiborne Inc. that Gunn, 53, is joining the firm as chief creative officer, The Post's Adam Buckman has learned. That means Gunn is leaving Parsons The New School for Design, where he's been chairman of the fashion design department since 2000 (and with Parsons for 23 years). Sources said his new job, set to start in March, will not prevent him from participating in "Runway" season No. 4.
As I know we all agree, we wouldn't have watched the show without Tim so that is a wise decision by Tim and Project Runway.
On a total tangent, in case it bugs the crap out of you that I use italics instead of quotes around television shows I sincerely apologize. I think italics are prettier, so that's what I use.
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