There are few people I love more than Tim Gunn. The man is a gentleman, he’s got a good heart, he’s a wonderful mentor, and his diction is perfect. Plus, I love silver foxes. But the one thing that Tim Gunn hates is bad fashion. He hates when people don’t dress appropriately for their ages or careers, he hates when clothing doesn’t fit correctly, and he absolutely hates slobs. Thus, he hates Jon Gosselin. Us Weekly got some quotes off Tim at a New York event last night, and Tim was asked for some general fashion tips and insights into some celebrities’ fashions. Tim didn’t just call Jon Gosselin out for being a slob wearing ill-fitting clothes – Tim also defended Kate Gosselin’s “attacked by a beaver” hair, saying he was “accepting” of the fug hockey-player haircut because, “If that’s the way she wants to present herself, then she’s doing a good job.”
Ed Hardy-loving Jon Gosselin is committing “the biggest crime against fashion” for men: Not wearing the proper size. So says Project Runway’s Tim Gunn.
“In his case, everything is too big,” he told Usmagazine.com at the Addressing Psoriasis Fashion Show in NYC Wednesday. “It is what I refer to as the slobification of America. If you want to dress to feel as though you never got out of bed, then don’t get out of bed.”
Gunn, 56, was more sympathetic when the topic turned to Jon’s ex Kate. He told Us he’s “accepting” of her famous asymmetrical hairdo.
Said Gunn, “If that’s the way she wants to present herself, then she’s doing a good job.”
He said he wouldn’t make her over because “I never make people into my dress up dolls. That would be all consuming, and it wouldn’t be appropriate.”
Who does have perfect style?
“Angelina Jolie always gets it right,” Gunn told Us. “And I have to say I am huge Helen Mirren fan. Whether she is having lunch in Los Angeles or she’s on the red carpet or she’s going shopping, she knows who she is. She knows how to present herself to the world and she knows how to look sophisticated and polished.”
[From Us Weekly]
Tim totally has a thing about Angelina Jolie – he’s praised her in interviews before. I don’t think he’s right about her, though – I guess he missed this year’s awards season where Angelina wore one shapeless sack after another. I like Angelina’s “everyday” style, but not her red carpet stuff, which has gotten pretty boring (and ill-fitting!). Tim’s comments about Helen Mirren are totally new to me – but it seems obvious that one silver fox would admire another. I like the way Helen dresses too – she’s sexy in a really classy, age-appropriate way. Sigh. I want to take Tim shopping.
Tim Gunn is shown on 5/19/09. Credit: WENN.com. Jon Gosselin is shown on 7/20/09. Kate Gosselin is shown on 8/25/09 Credit: Fame Pictures