Tim Gunn, the fashionista behind Project Runway, is backing a new grassroots campaign that seeks to win back gay marriage in California.

“Make it work,” Gunn says in a new video for the Courage Campaign.

Gunn, who doles out advice to aspiring designers on Lifetime's fashion design reality television show, says it takes hard work to succeed in the fashion industry and it will take hard work to win back marriage equality in the Golden State.

“If we are going to change the hearts and minds of people throughout the state, it's going to take you and me working for it,” Gunn, wearing a white knot, the new symbol of gay equality, on the lapel of a slate gray suit coat, says in the new video.

The creative force behind Liz Clairborne Inc is teaming up with the gay rights group in its fight to repeal California's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.

“Get started right now,” Gunn urges, “go to couragecampaign.org/makeitwork and sign the pledge to repeal Prop 8. We're counting on each and every one of you to do your part.”

And finishes with “Make it work!”

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