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‘Project Runway’ host Tim Gunn backs City Council fur ban

A prominent fashionista and television personality will testify in support of a fur ban proposed by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, The Post has learned. Tim Gunn, who hosted the hit reality TV show “Project Runway” for 16 years, will throw his weight behind Johnson’s anti-fur bill at a City Hall hearing on Wednesday. Gunn says the fashion industry has “evolved” beyond killing foxes, chinchillas and other living creatures for clothing — and that “now it’s time to safeguard all the other animals from such gratuitous violence by supporting … Johnson’s bill … as lawmakers have already done in Los Angeles and San Francisco,” according to a copy of his prepared remarks obtained by The Post. He will invoke a sle ...