What some people may not be aware of is that Nick is actually an instructor at FIDM (where the show was filmed). I am sure being a teacher/professor does have a bit to do with his mentoring style. I assumed he would be more hands on than the other two. Nick was in the background of a couple of scenes in the Hills. Lauren Conrad must have been in his class, one scene was a quick clip of her texting in class and he was in the background talking. The other was a conversation in class between LC and another student, maybe Stephanie Pratt.
I love Tim Gunn and I love PR, not sure I love this show. Some of the designs have been dreadful. I only agreed with the judges once. I still cannot believe that jumpsuit with the wonky crotch won the first challenge.