Under the Gunn

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (397)

Under the Gunn is a reality television series that premiered on Lifetime on January 16, 2014. The show focuses on fashion design contestants who are divided into three teams, each led by a mentor. The three mentors are fashion experts and Project Runway alumni Tim Gunn, Anya Ayoung-Chee, and Nick Verreos. The show is hosted by model and actress Heidi Klum, who is known for her role as the host of Project Runway.

The format of the show is similar to other fashion competition reality shows. Each episode features a fashion challenge, where the competitors are given specific criteria, such as creating a garment for a specific client or using unconventional materials. The designers then have a limited amount of time to complete their designs before presenting them on the runway in front of Klum, Gunn, and the mentors.

Each episode, one designer is eliminated, and the competition continues until a winner is crowned in the final episode. In addition to the competition aspect of the show, there are also behind-the-scenes segments that provide insight into the creative process of the designers and their mentors. At the end of each episode, the mentors also critique each other's work, creating a dynamic of healthy competition and collaboration.

Under the Gunn is unique in that it places a strong emphasis on mentorship. The three mentors have their own distinct styles and approaches to design, and they are each responsible for guiding and advising their team of designers. The show not only showcases the work of talented designers but also the mentorship process, which is crucial in the fashion industry.

Throughout the season, the mentors are not only focused on helping their teams succeed in the challenges but also on preparing them for the future. They provide insights into the fashion industry and offer tips on how to build successful careers in fashion. This aspect of the show makes it valuable not only for viewers interested in fashion but also for aspiring fashion designers who are looking for guidance and inspiration.

Another unique aspect of Under the Gunn is its focus on diversity and inclusion. The show features designers from a range of backgrounds and experiences, and the challenges often incorporate themes of diversity and inclusivity. For example, one episode requires designers to create a collection of looks inspired by the cultures of Los Angeles. This emphasis on diversity and representation is refreshing in a genre that can often feel exclusive and elitist.

Overall, Under the Gunn is an exciting and engaging fashion competition reality show. It offers insight into the creative process of fashion design and the importance of mentorship in the industry. It also emphasizes diversity and is a refreshing departure from the exclusivity often associated with fashion. Fans of fashion and reality television will surely enjoy this show.

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13. Finale
April 10, 2014
The designers have just three days to create collections for the finale. They show them off in front of a huge live audience in a spectacular runway show. Heidi Klum and Neil Patrick Harris guest judge.
Superhero Fashion
12. Superhero Fashion
April 3, 2014
The designers draw inspiration from Marvel comic superheroes in the last challenge before the final. Jamie Alexander guest judges.
The Benefit of Fashion
11. The Benefit of Fashion
March 27, 2014
The designers are paired with clients who have something specific in mind. One designer gets an unexpected surprise midway through the challenge.
Crossing Teams
10. Crossing Teams
March 20, 2014
The designers are paired up. Meanwhile, the mentors collaborate to advise the teams.
Trouble in the Lounge
9. Trouble in the Lounge
March 13, 2014
The mentors question the judges following a contentious argument in the lounge. Macklemore guest judges.
It's an Unconventional Beach Party
8. It's an Unconventional Beach Party
March 6, 2014
The designers attend a California beach party and then must use materials from the event to create their looks.
Steampunk Chic
7. Steampunk Chic
February 27, 2014
The designers must create an avant-garde, steampunk look which is welcomed by some, and scares others. A frustrated Anya confronts one of her designers questioning if he actually created the work presented in his portfolio.
Pompeii Team Challenge
6. Pompeii Team Challenge
February 20, 2014
The teams must design mini collections. Plus, the mentors become therapists...and referees.
Hit the Stage
5. Hit the Stage
February 13, 2014
The designers must create looks for actress and pop star Zendaya to wear to a concert.
Unconventional Vampire
4. Unconventional Vampire
February 6, 2014
The designers get inspiration from vampires as they create looks with unconventional materials.
Red Carpet Showdown
3. Red Carpet Showdown
January 30, 2014
The designers and mentors take a Hollywood bus tour. Later, the designers are challenged with creating a red carpet look for a celebrity. Nick is in hot water.
The Mentor Face Off
2. The Mentor Face Off
January 23, 2014
Designers vie for their mentors' attention during a 6-hour challenge, then the tables are turned when the mentors discover they are "under the Gunn" also.
Who Is Under the Gunn? (Pilot)
1. Who Is Under the Gunn? (Pilot)
January 16, 2014
In the series premiere of this reality competition, designers vie for their mentors' attention during a 6-hour challenge. The tables are turned when the mentors discover they are "under the Gunn" also.
  • Premiere Date
    January 16, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (397)