Tim Gunn Tops Audrina and Kim K

8/6/2008 3:13 PM PDT

Tim Gunn Tops Audrina and Kim K

He may have gotten jack for the first season of "Project Runway," but now everyone's favorite mentor, Tim Gunn, is getting some serious haute couture bucks for just showing up to an event.

Sources close to Gunn, who also hosts his own TV show and is Chief Creative Officer for Liz Claiborne, tell us he gets close to $30K for public appearances. Make it work! In contrast, "Hills" star Audrina Patridge nets around $10K to show up to a club and Kim K demands about $25K.

While Tim isn't hosting nights at Les Deux or PURE like those ladies, if you want his design expertise at your next fashion event it's gonna cost you.

A rep for Gunn didn't immediately comment.