‘Project Runway’ Judge Nina Garcia Fired From Elle Magazine
First Published: April 14, 2008 4:42 PM EDT Credit: Bravo
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- “Project Runway” style mentor Tim Gunn is known for imparting sound advice to the show’s hopefuls, some of which has included, “Don’t upset Nina!”
However, Elle magazine was apparently not listening to Tim.
Nina has reportedly been fired as fashion director of Elle magazine, according to Us Weekly.
Nina’s position at Elle is described as working “closely with top designers and stylists and pinpoints the trends of the season in her monthly mission to develop the ultimate look book and shopping guide for stylish women around the globe,” according to Nina’s biography on Bravo’s Web site.
According to Us Weekly, a rep for Elle magazine could not be reached for comment.
The news of Nina’s dismissal comes on the heels of the shocking news that “Project Runway” could be leaving Bravo for rival cable channel Lifetime Television, as previously reported by AccessHollywood.com.
The network released the following statement to Access concerning “Runway’s” possible departure.
“NBC Universal has continuing legal rights related to “Project Runway,” including a right of first refusal to future cycles of the series, which The Weinstein Company unfortunately has refused to honor. NBC Universal regrettably had no alternative but to bring legal action to enforce its rights to this program, including the right to decide whether it is in the best interest of the company to continue to air the show under the proposed financial terms.”
NBC Universal is the parent company of Access Hollywood.
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