“Suri is her mother and father’s dress-up doll. I think in many ways she’s a fashion victim and it’s very inappropriate … I feel bad for her.”
– Tim Gunn is definitely on a war path against divas and seems to have the adage of “any publicity is good publicity” as his strategy. He has no problem saying exactly what’s on his mind as he promotes his new book. [Starpulse.com] Keep reading »
Tim Gunn‘s new book, Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work, was released today and before you buy a copy, you absolutely must A) read our Q&A with the “Project Runway” guru and B) watch this clip of Tim visiting “Regis & Kelly” this morning. Remember that story about how Tim and a colleague from Parsons saw Anna Wintour being carried down five flights of stairs by her bodyguards after a fashion show? Well, Anna caught wind of it and, damn, she was not happy. Anna‘s director of communications called up Tim and demanded an apology. “For what?” he asked. “For implying that she doesn’t know how to work a Manolo?” Yes, this qualifies as a problem for some people. [Jezebel] Keep reading »
Tim Gunn has a giant pair of balls.
No, I am not intimately familiar with the contents of Tim’s nattily tailored suits. I have read the “Project Runway” mentor’s latest book, a half-memoir/half-etiquette guide called Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons For Making It Work, and let me tell you, this man has chutzpah. The rude and ridiculous behavior of celebs and mere mortals alike — including his own family — are picked apart in the book; Gunn has already attracted attention for his scandalous revelations, from seeing Anna Wintour being carried down a flight of stairs by her minions to Andre Leon Talley being hand-fed grapes. For instance, he describes filming a Macy’s commercial with Martha Stewart and her daughter, Alexis, who referred to her mother as a “goddamned bitch” and called the products she was hawking at Macy’s “crap.” (He also describes the Stewarts’ relationship as “there’s something ‘Grey Gardens’ about the two of them.” Ha!)
But the craziest revelation to me was not about celebs, per se. Gunn’s father worked as a ghostwriter for J. Edgar Hoover, the former director of the FBI who was allegedly a cross-dresser. Well, Gunn strongly suggests that when, as a child visiting his father’s office, he was introduced to the “I Love Lucy” star Vivian Vance it was actually Hoover in drag. “I’m not saying at the age of eight I definitely met J. Edgar Hoover at his office in the FBI wearing a dress and makeup, only that I strongly suspect it,” Gunn writes.
ZOMG is right. After the jump, read all about Tim Gunn’s lunch with Michelle Obama, Gretchen’s “psychosis” this season on “Project Runway,” and how he has hidden this book from his mother all summer: Keep reading »
What do a mini-pony and “Project Runway”‘s Tim Gunn have in common? Well, not much — except that I consider both to be my spirit animals. What’s a spirit animal you ask? It’s anything, or anyone, you consider to be a guiding light or force in your life, or an animal you feel as though you have a special relationship with or affinity to.
In my case, the mini-pony is my spirit animal because it’s short, feisty and really, really, cute. And Tim Gunn, well, I feel a strong affinity to Gunn’s sense of style and propriety. Keep reading »
Last night brought the season premiere of “Project Runway,” and I tried—really tried—to stay awake through all 90 minutes of it. But while this show once seemed so fresh and original, now that it’s in its 8th season, it’s just stale. So to add an extra 30 minutes to every episode? Egads. I found myself drifting off and contemplating such things as: what is Heidi Klum‘s tattoo on her right inner arm?
The one bit of good news about the show is that Tim Gunn‘s role has been slightly broadened. He now does confessional interviews that are interspersed throughout the episode. But he still isn’t a judge because, as he says, “I’m a believer in the separation of church and state.” And sadly, Tim feels that judges Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, and Nina Garcia made some bad decisions this season. In one episode, he intervened during a judging session because he felt they were about to send the wrong person home. “I’ve never witnessed a season where I felt so disabled by what the judges have decided,” he says. “There’s a reason I call them crack-smoking judges.” [NY Post] Keep reading »
“I was with a colleague from Parsons, and we had been discussing the will-she-or-won’t-she-take-the-elevator question, so we ran over to the elevator bay to see if Anna [Wintour] would deign to get on. She wasn’t there. Then we looked over the stairway railing. And what did we see but Anna being carried down the stairs. The bodyguards had made a fireman’s lock and were racing her from landing to landing. She was sitting on their crossed arms.”
—Tim Gunn of “Project Runway” writes in his new book, Gunn’s Golden Rules, about a run-in with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in 2006. Anna is notoriously elevator-phobic. [NY Post]
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