The word I keep using with regards to Tim Gunn is “glorious.” The man is glorious. Gunn really doesn’t care who he alienates, and he’s about two seconds away from giving Anna Wintour a rage-stroke. In the past six months, he’s saved his most serious (and hilarious) insults for the Kardashian-Jenner clan though. Over the summer, Us Weekly handed him Kim Kardashian’s coffee table book, Selfish, and Tim went OFF. He called it “disgusting and vile” and said he felt like his IQ was “plummeting” just by looking at it. Then, in November, Gunn once again slammed the family, saying their style was “vulgar” and that Kanye West’s Adidas collection was a bunch of “dumb clothes.” Well, the NYDN spoke to Tim over the weekend and he had so much more to say.
On Kanye West’s clothes: “I’m on record having said (his fashions) are basic, what a dear friend of mine Grace Mirabella (former editor in Chief of Vogue) calls, dumb clothes. It’s not fashion. They’re dumb clothes and they’re expensive, dumb clothes. I’ve always said the only thing dumber than his clothes is the people who buy them.”
Tim Gunn’s #1 Fashion Rule: “I’m always saying to young people and actually even to adults, I don’t care what you wear as long as you don’t dress like a Kardashian. It’s vulgar, period. But that’s what they are. I believe that their place in history will be because of this phenomenon that really is about nothing. And aren’t people getting bored of it?”
Caitlyn or Kylie Jenner? “I don’t like any of (their style choices). It’s all the same. Then to read a headline ‘Learn Caitlyn Jenner’s beauty secrets!‘ She’s a kid! I mean Kylie sorry. I get all the K’s confused. And I want to say this about Caitlyn. I have the greatest respect for what she has done and been through, but no I’m not a fan of the style.”
He was “horrified” when Caitlyn won Glamour’s WOTY Award and said that the most difficult decision a woman has to make in the morning is what to wear: “I thought, really? I think if you asked most other women that it’s not going to be on the tip of their tongue. She’s like a dizzy broad. Actually I love that. She’s a dizzy broad.”
That’s actually a dead-on assessment of Caitlyn Jenner, she is a dizzy broad. And to confuse Kylie with Caitlyn? Priceless! As for Tim’s #1 Fashion Rule: Don’t Dress Like A Kardashian… I can see that. I mean, that’s a good rule of thumb for any stylist/fashionista. Is it a trash-bag looking Givenchy? Don’t dress like a Kardashian. Will this onesie make me look like Humpty Dumpty? Don’t dress like a Kardashian. Should I wander around New York looking like a morose refugee? Don’t wear Kanye’s dumb clothes.
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