Juicy, juicy and JUICY. Tim Gunn has had it with entitled bitches–and parents who treat their child as a DOLL that they dress up for show. Someone needed to call these idiots out–and Tim Gunn is just the man to do the job. While out promoting his new book, Gunn’s Golden Rules. Let’s take a look at a few excerpts from Tim’s book, shall we?
Regarding Lindsay Lohan:
“Mr. Ungaro is dead and God knows he must have been rolling over in his grave, but I thought, this is one of the last couture houses left in this entire world. Lindsay Lohan is the creative director? How absurd is that! It would be like asking, I don’t know, like, asking Suri Cruise to pilot a fighter jet.”
“Suri is, she’s her mother and father’s dress up doll and I feel in many ways she’s a fashion victim and it’s just very inappropriate. I think it’s unsafe too. She’s a little kid and [she’s] tottering around on these stilettos or quasi stilettos. It’s really inappropriate and I feel bad for her in a manner of speaking.”
…but the best comments were saved for that icy Vogue snip, Anna Wintour and that Target and QVC-selling-went-bankrupt-and-out-of-style years ago bitch, Isaac Mizrahi!!
via Page Six, Marie Claire and NYDN:
“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 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.
I ran to the window to see if they would put her down on the sidewalk or carry her to the car like that. They carried her to the car. And I thought: I will never for get this.”
“It’s insane that people don’t call her out on the things she does,” he says, admitting all the same that he finds her just as terrifying. “Is it fear? I was certainly afraid of her. When her office called me, I thought I’d have to go into the witness protection program.”
But Gunn has some equally cutting words for designer Isaac Mizrahi who he apparently calls a “spoiled snob” in his book. Gunn told The Daily News he was being easy on him. “Oh, please, I was so kind to [Mizrahi]. I mean, I wouldn’t have the words to describe some of the more abhorrent behavior. He really is a terrible, terrible, terrible person.”
On Martha Stewart’s daughter Alexis: “One of the angriest people I’ve ever met. [She] kept cursing under her breath in anticipation of her mother coming — ‘goddamn bitch,’ almost as if she had Tourette’s syndrome… I was so horrified by how she treated her mother in front of a lot of people. Good heavens, you’re an adult!”
On Taylor Momsen’s Onset Behavior: “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?'”
Gunn said that Momsen’s constant Blackberry use was the main problem and the director told him it happened “day in, day out, my life.” He said that if he was a regular on the show he would give her some advice.
“I’d say, ‘You know young lady, there are hundreds of thousands of girls who are just as attractive and even smarter than you. Why are you acting like this show is a huge burden on you? “She was on her phone during every break, I wanted to tell her, ‘If you weren’t on your BlackBerry, you can retain this stuff.'”
Tim doesn’t like the word “etiquette”: “I don’t like the word. It connotes fish forks and wine-glass placement. And it sounds elitist and stuffy.” Still, he did want to provide “an antidote to all the bad behavior that abounds around us. One of the themes of the book is ‘Take the high road,’ you’ll never regret it.” In fact, “Golden Rules” does more than just promote a cool demeanor while punishing what he calls “potty-mouthed ruffians.”
On a Certain Top Chef Host: “Often I feel like casual politeness is extinct. I received an e-mail recently from a certain glamorous host of Top Chef. I won’t say who she is, but she was once married to a world-famous novelist. She was looking for a designer for her jewelry line, and I said I would put up my radar and send her anyone I thought might be a good fit. Well, I found someone terrific, discovered she was available, and sent along her résumé. I was very proud of myself for making such a great match. Then I never heard back. Nor did the designer. I was so embarrassed. Here I had this great designer all excited, and then it was as if I’d made up the whole gig. Either the glamorous host should have followed up with the designer or written one of us back to say, “I found someone, but thank you so much.” Without acknowledgment I have to assume she didn’t really want my help after all, so I’ll keep that in mind if she ever asks for anything again. ”
On his parents: Gunn writes with surprising candor about his chilly relationship with his parents. He paints his mother as remote, his father as a homophobic brute. “My mother is truly, deathly ill right now,” says Gunn. “She has congestive heart failure, kidney failure. If she’s still alive on Sept. 7 [the day before the book’s publication], she won’t be on the eighth.” Despite such statements, Gunn insists, “I love her dearly. But she’s a stone.”
I dare anyone to go after Mr. Gunn if they are displeased with his book and the statements made therein. He will cut a bitch with an icy, arms-crossed glare.
Personally? I love his candor and platinum balls. I do plan to read Tim’s book–are you?