Tim Gunn's Guide to Style is an American reality makeover television series hosted by Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn and produced by Stone and Company in which participants are given a fashion and beauty makeover each week.
The series was co-hosted by Veronica Webb in the first season and Gretta Monahan in the second.
The series aired in the USA on Bravo from 6 September, 2007 to 20 November, 2008. There are 16 hour-long episodes in two seasons.
Tim Gunn's Guide to Style premiered in South Africa on DStv's M-Net Series channel on Friday 12 June 2009, at 21h00. It was moved to DStv's Vuzu channel for the second season. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 2 premiered on Vuzu on Monday 11 October 2010, at 19h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are eight episodes in the second and final season.
Season 2 Repeats
Tuesdays: 09h00, 14h00
Your Style. Tim's Rules.
There's only one man that any woman would welcome into her closet... Tim Gunn. And he's diving into closets everywhere in Tim Gunn's Guide to Style.
With tough love, guidance and former model and fashion accomplice Gretta Monahan at his side, Gunn leads fashion-challenged women on an emotional journey to unearth their personal style.
From wardrobe essentials, tips on how to shop, to finding the right fit, Gunn uses advice from his book, Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality Taste and Style, to arm each woman with the basics to own her look and make it polished and stunning.
"I want every woman to achieve her style zenith," said Gunn. "Looking good takes hard work and commitment, but this series makes it fun. Each of the women I worked with discovered their own signature look, with a little coaching. My hope is that we'll inspire others to achieve their own stylish identities."
In each episode of Tim Gunn's Guide to Style, Gunn uses his counseling skills to turn the fashion-weary into polished individuals.
While Gunn focuses on the big picture of each subject's transformation, Monahan guides the women through shopping the Tim Gunn way, by steering their choices and listening to their concerns and offering solutions.
The series utilizes several tools to help a diverse set of women make themselves over, including a list of various "fashion icons" the subjects pick from to determine who inspires their style – be it Jackie O., Angelina Jolie or Sarah Jessica Parker.
Then, when building their signature looks, the subjects use Gunn's "essential shopping list," which includes 10 basic pieces that no closet should be without.
Armed with Gunn's rules, each makeover subject is encouraged to get a great pair of jeans, a trying task for any woman.
After the fashion is taken care of, Gunn calls on his friends and colleagues to put the finishing touches on the women, including hair and make-up.
Tim Gunn's Guide to Style is produced by Stone and Company. Scott Stone and Sarah-Jane Cohen are executive producers.
Each season consists of eight hour-long episodes
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 12 June 2009 | Finale: 31 July 2009 | Fridays, 21h00
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 11 October 2010 | Finale: 29 November 2010 | Mondays, 19h30