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Project Runway Co-Host & Liz Claiborne Inc. Chief Creative Officer Tim Gunn Shows Guests How To Make It Work at Fashion Island

Project Runway co-host and Liz Claiborne Inc. Chief Creative Officer Tim Gunn will show guests how to “make it work” at a special Fashion Presentation this Saturday, April 16 at 1 p.m. Fashion Island in Newport Beach.

Style expert Tim Gunn will be at Fashion Island to share his expertise as he hosts a Spring 2011 fashion show launching the latest collections from Juicy Couture, Kate Spade New York and Lucky Brand Jeans. Mr. Gunn will speak to guests about the importance of style, proportion and fit while showing how the pieces on the runway are perfect additions to her already existing wardrobe.

The event will be held in the Neiman-Marcus-Bloomingdale’s Courtyard of Fashion Island. There is no need to RSVP, seating is open but limited.

In addition, with any qualifying purchase of $150 or more, guests will be professionally photographed with Tim Gunn on the runway and will receive a sleek black picture frame for their brand new photo. (Valid on purchases made at the Fashion Island Juicy Couture, Lucky Brand Jeans or Kate Spade retail stores only, between now and April 16. Redeemable only on April 16 and while supplies last.)

Fashion Island is located at 401 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach. For more information, please visit www.ShopFashionIsland.com or call (949) 721-2000.

About Tim Gunn
Tim Gunn currently serves as co-host and mentor of the Lifetime television program Project Runway, a reality-based show in which aspiring fashion designers compete for a runway debut at New York’s Fashion Week. Gunn’s latest book, Gunn’s Golden Rules, was released in September 2010 and rose to #5 on the New York Times bestseller list. He is also the Chief Creative Officer of Liz Claiborne Inc..

Gunn has lectured widely on fashion and lifestyle design. He has written articles for Marie Claire, Elle, Seventeen, People, and US Weekly. Gunn is also Honorary Chair of Fashion Design at Parsons: The New School for Design. He began his career there in 1983 as Assistant Director of Admissions and rose to become an Associate Dean at the school. Under his leadership, Gunn repositioned the school to be the indisputable leader in fashion design education in America

About Liz Claiborne Inc.
Liz Claiborne Inc. designs and markets a global portfolio of retail-based premium brands including Juicy Couture, kate spade, Lucky Brand and Mexx. The Company also has a refined group of department store-based brands with strong consumer franchises including the Monet family of brands, Kensie, Kensiegirl, Mac & Jac, and the licensed DKNY® Jeans and DKNY® Active brands. The Liz Claiborne and Claiborne brands are available at JCPenney, the Liz Claiborne New York brand designed by Isaac Mizrahi is available at QVC, and the Dana Buchman and Axcess brands are sold at Kohl’s. Visit www.lizclaiborneinc.com for more information.

About Fashion Island
As Orange County’s premier coastal shopping and dining experience, Fashion Island features specialty boutiques, world-class department stores and a wide assortment of restaurants and cafes. Visited by more than 13 million people annually, Fashion Island offers a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere that is distinctively Southern California.

Owned by Irvine Company, Fashion Island is home to Orange County’s only Neiman Marcus, as well as Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Home Store and Macy’s.