Tim Gunn Just Dissed The Kardashian Family's Style, And It's Not His First Time Delivering Sick Burns
Team Gunn or Team Kardashian? Tim Gunn made some razor sharp criticisms of the Kardashians; pulling no punches as he systematically took down the family, piece by piece. According to the New York Daily News, he started things off by sounding off on Kanye's most recent (and much-derided) fashion line, saying, "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."
Ouch. Gunn didn't stop there, though: Next, he came for the family unit as a whole, when he revealed that his fashion advice to "young people, and actually even adults" basically amounts to, "I don’t care what you wear as long as you don’t dress like a Kardashian. It’s vulgar, period." Oh, and the hits just keep on coming — he went after Kylie Jenner next (who he incidentally mixed up with Caitlyn), when he said of her penchant for espousing beauty advice, "She's a kid!"
When the reporter pointed out that he'd gotten Caitlyn and Kylie confused, he admitted that he wasn't exactly a huge fan of Caitlyn's style either — as he put it, "I have the greatest respect for what she has done and been through, but no I’m not a fan of the style." He even touched on some ideological differences with Jenner, rather delightfully calling her "a dizzy broad," vis a vis her problematic assertion at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards that "The hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear." After all, as Gunn pointed out, "I think if you asked most other women that, it’s not going to be on the tip of their tongue."
It's not the first time he's dragged the Kardashian clan, either: Last month, he critiqued the hype surrounding Kendall Jenner, telling The Huffington Post, "I think absolutely nothing [of her] to be perfectly honest." He amended the criticism by adding, "I don’t know her — she may be a perfectly lovely young woman. I just feel that she’s tainted by the Kardashian aura of yuck!" Oh, and perhaps the sickest burn of all? Upon reading Selfish, he told US Weekly, "I feel my IQ is plummeting" (after calling it "disgusting and vile," of course).
Those hard-hitting insults are pretty tough to beat, but it's far from the first time Tim Gunn has used his well-known wit for some veritaserum-worthy hard truths — let's take a look back at some of his best (or worst).
Gunn's been locked in a years-long feud with Vogue's Anna Wintour, which started when he told the New York Post that he saw her being whisked down five flights of stairs by two bodyguards during fashion week — then refused to retract it at her request. He even likened the famous editor to Medusa, after witnessing an unfortunate interaction with a fan on a plane.
Even his Project Runway co-star Heidi Klum is not safe from his acid-tongue — when asked about Heidi's infamous 2015 Emmy Awards dress, he told Meredith Vieira, "I always maintain Heidi could wear a garbage bag and look fantastic, well I stand corrected."
Taylor Momsen's mostly fallen off the map these days, but back in 2011, Gunn criticized her unprofessional attitude on the set of Gossip Girl , saying "What a diva! ... She was pathetic, she couldn't remember her lines, and she didn't even have that many. I thought to myself 'why are we all being held hostage by this brat?'" He also added that the whole crew found her annoying, and well... we all know how that ended.
Tim asserted that Miley dresses like a "50 year-old woman" — a "50 year-old woman who dresses like a cougar," that is.
Gunn even had harsh words for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton — back in 2011, he joked to George Lopez that she had " Jersey Shore style." He went on to add, "Why must she dress that way? I think she's confused about her gender! All these big, baggy, menswear tailored pants? No, I'm really serious!" Luckily, he ended his mini-rant on a (mostly) positive note: "I have great respect for her intellect and her tenacity and for what she does for our country in her governmental role. I just wish she could send a stronger message about American fashion."
All in all, it's pretty inflammatory — but before you get too angry at him for dissing a bonafide feminist icon, just imagine a world where Tim Gunn is Hillary Clinton's personal stylist.