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Fashion star ‘works’ Easton

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Columbus got the chance to “make it work” this weekend.

Fashion expert Tim Gunn hosted a Lucky Brand fashion show at Easton Town Center Saturday. Gunn is the Chief Creative

Officer at Liz Claiborne Inc. and star of “Project Runway,” where he famously began using catchphrases such as “make it work.”

Open auditions for models at the Lucky Brand store were held two days prior to the event, according to Easton Town Center’s website. The participants who were chosen had the chance to walk the runway Saturday with professional models, showcasing some of Lucky Brand’s latest styles.

Gunn stuck around for a meet and greet inside the Lucky Brand store after the event. Customers who made a purchase of at least $100 since March 27 had the opportunity to meet the designer.

“I didn’t get the chance to meet him, but I watch ‘Project Runway’ whenever I see it’s on,” said Kelsey Woods, a fourth-year in communication. She said she likes his serious yet silly catchphrases as much his knowledge of fashion.

Gunn sat in the Lucky Brand store taking pictures with fans and signing copies of his latest book, “Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making it Work.” Eagerly waiting fans stood in line in the chilly air outside the store while clutching onto their Lucky Brand bags and Tim Gunn books.

“I’m getting his book signed for my mom’s Mother’s Day present this year,” Linley Myers said as she moved one step closer to the front of the line. Myers, 21, came to Easton from Athens, where she’s attending Ohio University. She said her mother has read all of Tim Gunn’s books so she had to make a special visit to Columbus to finally have one signed for her.

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