MY RED-CAR­PET SUR­VIVAL GUIDE

The Project Run­way nom­i­nee is known for his fine taste, but Tim Gunn’s tips for get­ting through the night are sur­pris­ingly low-key

WHO - - Spotted -

1 KEEP THE PRIMP­ING TO A MIN­I­MUM

I’m like a self-clean­ing oven—i like tend­ing to my­self. I’ll have my hair cut be­fore I go, give my­self a man­i­cure and put on mois­turiser. To not have all that pomp and cir­cum­stance is calm­ing. I’m happy I don’t feel like I need all that.

2 TRAVEL LIGHT

Avoid put­ting any­thing in your pocket that can cre­ate a bulge. I just keep a hand­ker­chief and Breath Savers mints in my jacket. They’re small, and it’s a nice lit­tle safety net if you have a dry throat or worse.

3 GO HOME HAPPY

I re­mem­ber one year Ellen Degeneres hosted and in her open­ing mono­logue she said, “I want you all to know that most of you will leave here as losers.” I looked around and thought, she’s right! It’s an hon­our just to be nom­i­nated. But much more thrilling to win!

4 LINE UP A GREAT DATE

The first time I walked the car­pet, in 2005, I was alone and pho­tog­ra­phers were scream­ing at me to get out of the way. I was be­side my­self. Be­ing with Heidi Klum is the an­ti­dote to that. She takes my anx­i­eties away.

Project Run­way stars Gunn and Heidi Klum make it work.

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