Tim Gunn Commends 'Project Runway' 7, But Not 6

You'd think the Project Runway mentor would easily be a fan of his television work, but the outspoken Tim Gunn revealed that he never did quite enjoy the sixth season of the show. Several fans swore to give up on the reality TV competition since then, but it seems as though things have gotten better in season 7. Unfortunately, memories of the previous installment still haunt us all.

"Oh, that dreaded season six will never leave us alone!" Tim Gunn said during his speech at a Georgia State University. He then noted the difficulties that they experienced during that chaotic time.

Access Atlanta reports that a student asked him about season 6 of Project Runway, and Tim Gunn didn't skimp on the details. "At first, I defended the show's qualities. Then I realized I was swimming against the tide," he said. "You barely see Michael Kors and Nina Garcia. I also say I do believe there's something about the slower pace of Los Angeles."

The negative reception was obviously another reason for them to move back to New York. "The very different fashion scene and sensibility and that impacted the designers," Tim Gunn went on. "We're in many ways a gauge of our environment. I noticed immediately when we taped season seven, there was more energy, more vitality."

Speaking of season 7, there seems to be an abundance of standout designers this time around. It really must have something to do with the NY energy.

Tim Gunn spoke of a couple of contestants, such as Atlanta's Anthony Williams. Even the Project Runway mentor thinks the guy's a welcome presence to the show. "He is really who he is and he is quite a character," Gunn said. "Thank God for his humor because it works in the workroom."

Meanwhile, there's Emilio Sosa who is "as arrogant as he is talented." While he still isn't allowed to reveal who he's rooting for, maybe we can really listen to what Tim Gunn has to say to each designer on Project Runway. We may not be able to predict who's winning, but guessing is always fun.

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