It's been almost 10 months since Tim Gunn made his leap from academia to an executive role at one of fashion's largest public companies, and the reality TV personality is charged with one of the industry's biggest challenges: turning around the Liz Claiborne brand.
After spending the first half of his tenure filming "Project Runway" and "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style," Gunn has been using 85 percent of his time in the last four months to focus on the $4.99 billion vendor's troubled flagship brand. If he can regenerate it, he'll no doubt silence naysayers who might be turning a skeptical eye toward the Parsons dean-turned-reality TV star-turned-creative director of Liz Claiborne Inc.
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