Design & Style

Behind The Scenes of Queer Eye

Tan France

Lesson time 10:33 min

Tan invites you behind the scenes of Queer Eye to show you how he styles the heroes and how you can “Queer Eye” yourself.

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Topics include: Step 1: The Questionnaire • Step 2: The First Meeting • Step 3: The Hunt • Step 4: The Store Visit • Step 5: The Final Push • Queer Eye for the…You


[00:00:00.00] [MUSIC PLAYING] [00:00:07.28] - During "Queer Eye," we do something called make betters, which is basically a makeover. We are finding the very best version of a person. We're not changing who they are. We're just excavating and making them the best that they can possibly be. With television, so much is edited so that what I do truly behind the scenes, you will never get to see. You will see a ta-da moment. And that makes for good TV. [00:00:30.89] - You are not ready. You are not ready. [00:00:34.79] - Oh . [00:00:36.58] - Oh my god. [00:00:38.73] - Look at her. I've never been able to communicate how to really think the way I think when I'm shopping, when I'm styling myself, when I'm styling somebody else. I want to take this opportunity to really lay out the whole process start to finish. [00:00:58.23] The process of "Queer Eye" is this. When we know that we are about to work with a hero, a week before we send a questionnaire to them. It's a questionnaire that I created. It's questions like what is your favorite color. What colors do you like? What colors do you absolutely not like? What colors do you wear? What colors would you like to wear but you don't know how? Do you wear print? If so, what print? Do you wear a skinny jean or a baggier jean? Do you wear jeans at all? [00:01:24.33] Are you the kind of person that wants to conform to what people expect of the gender you present as or are you more non-binary? The questions within the questionnaire are the kind of questions I ask myself or I asked myself when I was first starting out on my style journey. [00:01:40.42] They're the questions I want you to ask yourself. What colors do I like? What do I not like? What do I never want to put on my body? What prints do I like that I'm too scared to wear that I could potentially wear if I knew how? What kind of genre of clothes is my style? The questions that we ask I then use to be able to create a style for our hero. [00:02:07.44] When I meet them for the first time on the show, I delve deeper. I look in their closet and really see if what they're telling me matches with what's in their closet. It often doesn't. [00:02:18.09] - What would your dream closet look like? [00:02:20.25] It's more colorful. [00:02:21.63] - And so that's when I start to really ask questions and find out who they are, who they want to be. And so that's when I start to ask, who do you like? Who do you look up to? Is there somebody at work? Is there somebody in your own home whose style you like? When you see you in the future, what do you look like? [00:02:39.57] - Donald Glover. [00:02:40.26] - The main reason I'm asking these questions is because I want to know how they want to feel. What do they want to convey to the world? All of this is to help them develop their personal style. It's not about what I think they should be wearing, because they are of a certain age, of a certain height, of a certain size. It's not that at all. It's who d...

About the Instructor

Beloved style icon and Queer Eye cohost Tan France has styled thousands of people on and off camera over the past 20 years. Now he’s sharing his comprehensive and transformational approach to developing your own personal style. Learn how to build a capsule wardrobe; select colors, shapes, and patterns that work for your body and your unique personality; and discover the confidence to look and feel your best, every day.

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