design mentor Tim Gunn
will be joined by supermodel, actress and journalist Veronica Webb on his new reality series, Guide to Style
. Webb’s inclusion in the show as a co-host was made known to the public in May.
"We think Veronica will make the perfect complement to Tim – she'll add a little sass to his class," Frances Berwick, Bravo’s Executive VP of Programming and Production, said. "She not only brings extensive fashion expertise to the series, but she will be someone for our makeover subjects to lean on, creating a fun, comfortable, yet educational experience that our viewers can learn from."
The new reality series will feature the Project Runway
star and Webb giving fashion advice to women who they believe sorely need it. Tim Gunn will provide the style-challenged ladies with several shopping challenges while guiding their choices. He will also serve a support system, listening and offering solutions should the women hit a fashion-related obstacle. Webb will be there to share her opinions and fashion know-how.
"We're going to work with a subject each week. I serve as a kind of fashion therapist," Gunn said in a recent interview. "What I want to leave behind is a lesson the person can use in daily life.”
As a supplement to the new series, Bravo’s official website will host video style tips from fashion experts. The website will also provide a page where viewers can search and buy outfits that they need to accomplish their desired looks.
Guide to Style
is based on Tim Gunn’s book, A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style
. Abrams Image Publishers published the book in May. Gunn co-wrote the book with Kate Moloney, the assistant chairwoman of fashion design at Parsons The New School of Design. Last Friday and Saturday, the Project Runway
mentor went to Bethany Beach Books on Garfield at Browseabout Books on Rehoboth Beach in order to give readers the opportunity to ask him questions about his first writing venture. A book signing was also held at the shops.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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