Look, I want to begin by saying that I will continue to love Tim Gunn even if he is a horrible person. Maybe especially then. Tim Gunn and I can be friends. We’ll just stand on the streets judging people and trying to steal candy from children. It’s just not what I expected from Tim Gunn. Let’s take a look back at his seeming descent into madness:
1) Tim Gunn talks about Anna Wintour:
“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.”
Does This Make Tim Horrible?: No. Not at all. Okay, yes, Tim Gunn and Anna are in some big huge fight now, but if anything, this is kind of a funny story that only reinforces the whole idea of Anna being the Queen of Fashion. It doesn’t make Anna sound awful, it makes her sound marvelously eccentric, like Diana Vreeland. And like a risk-taker, because body locked bodyguards running sounds a lot more adventurous/incredibly dangerous than just taking the elevator. Besides, Anna is one of the world’s most powerful women. She can handle this.
4) Tim Gunn insults Alexis Stewart:
“She is 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!”