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Professional athletes and celebrities may be used to the honor but, if you’re a design school chair, having your likeness molded onto a plastic bobblehead doll may well be the ultimate achievement in mass popularity. If that’s the case, Project Runway’s levelheaded (and recently be-bobbleheaded) Tim Gunn—who reminds the reality show’s designers to “make it work” each episode—could give Heidi Klum (and her inferior catch phrase) an auf Wiedersehen of her own. The eternally well-kempt Washington, D.C., native serves as the show’s honest-but-kind mentor, steering the contestants in the right direction—which comes in handy when you’re making a cocktail dress out of, say, plants or trash. In this lecture, Gunn—a graduate of the District’s then Corcoran School of Art and the current chair of New York City’s Parsons The New School for Design—discusses the ins and outs of Project Runway, as well as his own opinions of D.C.’s fashion sense (or lack thereof). Ask him if he’s figured out where Andrae is when Gunn speaks at 4:30 and 7 p.m. at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Hammer Auditorium, 500 17 St. NW. $20–$25 (7 p.m. lecture is SOLD OUT). (202) 639-1700. (KR)