Blind Item: Which Designer Didn't Do His Homework?
September 24 2010 8:25 AM EST
July 19 2017 5:40 AM EST
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Yesterday, the gals over at The Cut laid out the 15 things they learned about Tim Gunn from his new book Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making it Work. Diane Von Furstenberg loves hot dogs! Martha Stewart and her daughter have a weird relationship! He thinks the Voguettes are too thin! It was all very cute, but nothing too revelatory. The last mention, though, struck us as totally juicy. Gunn tells a story of a designer, who is now quite successful, that liked to plagiarize while in under Gunn's tutelage. But Tim -- the classy gal she is -- can'twon't name names:
"He hadn't turned in any of his own work since the beginning of junior year. He was collecting projects from wherever he could find them -- including those from former students, or muslins left lying on tables. He explained that he didn't have time to do school projects because he was so eager to get out into the real world ... The fellow has since had great success, and I'm happy for him. He is incredibly talented. And yet, I've always felt a twinge of annoyance when I encounter his work."
Who is this unnamed copycat/lazy bones Jones? We know it's a dude and that he's now successful and was a student at Parsons between 1982 and 2000 -- whilst Gunn was working there. Marc? Could it be you? He is quite a referential designer. Tom Ford also graduated in the early-80s, by our estimation....Who could it be? Give us your guesses -- after the jump.