Tim Gunn’s Advice To Aspiring Street Style Stars: ‘Don’t Be A Mannequin’
If there’s anyone in fashion who can be considered an authority on all things style, it’s “” star, fashion consultant, and general bon vivantTim Gunn. It’s no small feat that he’s made a career out of encouraging rising designers to “make it work,” as well as helping ordinary people figure out what looks good and what doesn’t.
We had the pleasure of chatting with Gunn today—who’s currently serving as the official celebrity design ambassador for Nespresso—about a particularly divisive topic in fashion right now: Street style. When it comes to the phenomenon, Gunn says that originality is key, as opposed to simply following a formula.
“[Street style] is about making it your own,as opposed to being a mannequin for some look you saw on the street,” Gunn told us. “It’s really about how you personalize it. I would say that about any item of apparel or any accessory, for that matter.”
Naturally, our next question for the style expert washowto deftly make a trend our own.
“I think it’s according to each individual,” he said. “Street style is not formulaic.
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