21 Tim Gunn Quotes Guaranteed to Make it Work

by Bethany Lozier

21 Tim Gunn Quotes Guaranteed to Make it Work

Project Runway’s most beloved style maverick is not only one of the most fashionable men around—he’s also one of the most quotable. We’re sew in love with the one and only Tim Gunn!


He Gets Worried



“This worries me.” Sounds like us all day, every day.


He Idolizes Jackie O.



“Jackie O. would not have camel toe.” We doubt the fashion icon would, either.


He’s Frank



“Frankly, I’m concerned.” We are too, Tim. We are too.


He’s Learned



“Few activities are delightful as learning new vocabulary.” Be still, our beating hearts.


He’s Passionate About Libraries



“Call me a schoolmarm, but few things make me angrier than people not taking good care of library materials.” PREACH…also, what’s a schoolmarm?


He’s a Kind Soul



“I believe that treating people well is a lost art.” So when are we getting that long-awaited hug, Tim?!


He’s a Team Player



“Life is not a solo act. It’s a huge collaboration, and we all need to assemble around us the people who care about us and support us in times of strife.” Tim, we’d do a trust fall with you any day.


He’s a Shy Guy



“I’m one of the biggest introverts you could ever meet.” Not when someone’s made a huge fashion faux pas, though!


He’s Not Perfect



“I have my flaws and my issues, past and present, and who knows what will happen in the future. I want people to know I’m vulnerable too, and each one of us is.” Well, we think you’re flawless anyway, Tim!


He’s Currently Single



“I haven’t had a date in 26 years.” Uh, same.


He Understands Murphy’s Law



“Just the way it never rains when you have an umbrella, you’ll never run into people when you look fantastic. But go outside in pajamas, and you’ll run into every ex you have.” Um, why is this so true?!


He Gets Men’s Fashion



“Does a man need to know what a peplum is? Probably not.” Although we’d love to see a man in peplum, tbh.


He Likes His Java



“I have to have my coffee. I probably have three cups a day, but only before noon.” Cheers to being extremely caffeinated!


He Gives the Best Life Advice



“You can be too rich and too thin, but you can never be too well read or curious about the world.” BRB, getting this tattooed real quick.


He Thinks Everyone is Beautiful



“Everyone has a best feature, so find clothes and accessories to accentuate those, whether it’s your shoulders or long legs!” We’re hiring Tim as our life coach ASAP.


He’s Opinionated, But Fair



“I’m honest about expressing my opinions. At the same time, I’m diplomatic in how I do critique things if I do have a negative response.” We def need to do this more often.


He’s Conservative



“If you have to ask if a clothing item is a dress or a top, it is always a top.” Sounds like a little wardrobe malfunction, and Tim Gunn is having none of it.


He’s Not Always into Trends



“You can get in as much trouble being a follower as being a leader.” So true, like the time we all thought thick highlights were ~edgy.~


He Believes in Fashion’s Enigma



“But if fashion were easy, wouldn’t everybody look great?” Yeah, we’re still trying to make flared jeans work over here.


He’s a Croc Hater



“I hate Crocs. At all costs, please make them go away.” We’re starting a petition right now, don’t you worry Tim!


He’s Got a Catchphrase



“Make it work.” Only for you, Tim Gunn. Only for you.