Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Tim Gunn

Age: 56
Occupation: TV mentor, style advisor
Previous TIME 100 Appearances: 0

Gunn came to fame with his avuncular snippets of advice for would-be fashion designers on Project Runway, along exhortations to "make it work" that thousands of viewers absorbed vicariously. This year he's taken his debonair style and courteous demeanor to his own show all while continuing to work with Liz Claiborne.