Season Nine of Project Runway premieres tonight. Are you going to watch it? I’m not. After last season’s finale, I officially and publicly quit that bitch, and I’m sticking to my promise. Gretchen was a gigantic, knit granny-pantied bitch too far. So, as I’m preparing to steel myself from watching, my biggest concern was my withdrawal from Tim Gunn, Mr. Fabulous himself. I have a long record of adoring Tim Gunn, and usually I find him to be a wonderfully bitchy truth-teller. But I may need to boycott Mr. Gunn after this mess. Gunn was on George Lopez’s show on Tuesday night, and George and Tim both started in about Hillary Clinton’s style. Now, I’m not above some mockery of Hillary’s pantsuits (seriously, she loves pantsuits, didn’t you know?), nor am I above chuckling to myself over some regrettable hair decision by Hillary. What I can’t stand is when some light-hearted mockery (“Put down the scrunchie, Hills”) turns into something kind of gross and bullying.
Tim Gunn doesn’t think Hillary Clinton is making it work! In an appearance of Lopez Tonight that aired Tuesday, the fashion expert mocked the Secretary of State’s “Jersey Shore style.”
“Why must she dress that way?” the 57-year-old quipped. “I think she’s confused about her gender [with] all these big, baggy menswear tailored pantsuits.”
“No, I’m really serious,” he added. “[They're] unflattering.”
When Lopez, 50, asked how the former New York senator could “hide her cankles,” Gunn said it was just a matter of adjusting her hemline. “Well, if her pants didn’t stop an inch above her ankle, she could hide the cankle!”
Gunn might not be a fan of the former First Lady’s choices in clothing, but he is impressed by her work in politics. “I have great respect for her intellect and her tenacity and for what she does four our country in her governmental role,” he said. “I just wish she could send a stronger message about American fashion.”
[From Us Weekly]
“I think she’s confused about her gender…”???? Seriously? You’re going there, Tim? Hillary is 63 years old and she’s been a pants-wearing public figure for most of her adult life. She likes pants. She likes pantsuits. She’s busy. She has a important job. She has more important things to do than look for cute outfits. Not every woman needs to give a crap about fashion. And besides that, can we all agree that whether it’s Shiloh Jolie-Pitt or Hillary Clinton, it’s really not cool to associate “wearing pants” with “gender identity confusion”? Some women just love pants. Badly played, Mr. Gunn.
By the way, if Hillary’s elbow wasn’t Team Aniston, I think it would be completely appropriate for Angelina Jolie to come out and defend Hillary’s Montenegro Style.
Photos courtesy of WENN.