Tim Gunn Slams Kanye West's 'Basic' Style, the 'Vulgar' Kardashians, and 'Project Runway' Judges
By Antoinette Bueno
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Tell us how you really feel Tim Gunn!
The Project Runway mentor recently sat down with the Huffington Post, and had no qualms about slamming both Kanye West and the entire Kardashian clan. In perhaps the most cutting remark he could give the outspoken 38-year-old rapper, Gunn called Kanye's latest fashion collection "basic."
"I think they're a bunch of dumb clothes," Gunn says bluntly. "Just basic pieces… He won't [like that comment], but let me tell you, the whole Kardashian clan doesn't like me, so no surprise there."
"There are large issues [with the Kardashians] for me, such as why? Why!" Gunn says. "But when it comes to fashion I say to people all the time, if you want guidance in fashion, just consider this: if a Kardashian is wearing it, don't… I think it's vulgar... Given the amount of public exposure that the Kardashians have to potentially be sending the message to people that you too can dress like this, no!"
"I think absolutely nothing [of her] to be perfectly honest," he comments. "And I'm assuming there's a huge, perhaps million dollars a month, publicity wagon that is pulling these girls along and creating these lives for them. I'm distrustful of it and I find it all distasteful."
"[But] I shouldn't say that she doesn't [have "it"]," he concedes. "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!"
Gunn's blunt criticism however, is not only reserved for the Kardashian clan. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, he admitted that he "hated" the most recent season of Project Runway. The fashion show crowned its season 14 winner on Thursday night -- designer Ashley Nell Tipton -- who sent an entirely plus-size collection down the runway.
"I'm telling you -- and I haven’t said this very much -- I hated season 14," Gunn says. “I hated it. I felt that other than a couple of designers, they weren’t working up to their potential. The whole thing was lackluster."
Aside from calling out most of the contestants for not being "hungry" enough, he also puts some blame on the judges, which include Heidi Klum, designer Zac Posen, and Marie Claire creative director Nina Garcia.
"One says it’s black, the other says it's white, and they don’t really listen and they don’t really look," Gunn comments. "It makes me so cross and pissed off, frankly."