As Fashion’s Night Out parties raged through New York, the Lucky Brand store in Soho celebrated the evening with none other than Tim Gunn. A legion of fashionable guests drank cocktails and champagne, and had the opportunity to not only meet Gunn but also, as a gift with purchase, receive a signed copy of his book, Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making it Work.
Gunn was also on hand to judge Lucky’s FNO “Denim Jean-ius” contest. Lucky had invited bloggers to create innovative items out of Lucky’s Super Stretch or Super Soft jeans, with the chance to win an interview with Gunn and a year’s supply of Lucky Brand jeans. Jennifer Chan of JustLuxe wound up taking home the prize for her creation of a cool, functional denim scarf.
Here’s a rundown of the contest, and a look at Tim’s winning selection:
After the contest, we had a chance to chat with Gunn about his judging criteria — he said he “didn’t even look at the [designers'] profiles,” but rather, went straight for their creations, making his decision based on what was innovative and interesting. And his tip for good FNO style? “Comfortable shoes.”