"If a Kardashian is wearing it – don’t"
Project Runway's fabulous Tim Gunn is known on the show for largely two things: knowing his fashion and his own opinion.
So when he was asked about celebrities who enter fashion from different outside domains (namely Kanye West and the Kardashians), the 62-year-old was entitled to speak with his fashion expert opinion.
When the interviewer asked him about Kanye West's new fashion line, this was Gunn's initial reaction:
Gunn then backed up this telling gesture with the following:
“Well, I’m reminded of the words of a very dear friend of mine, former editor-in-chief of Vogue Grace Mirabella. I think they’re a bunch of dumb clothes. Just basic pieces.”
He then gave his opinions on the Kardashians:
“The whole Kardashian clan doesn’t like me, so. There are large issues for me, such as ‘Why?’ (laughs) ‘Why?’. When it comes to fashion, I say to people all the time, if you want guidance for your fashion, just consider this: If a Kardashian is wearing it – don’t. I think it’s vulgar. And I just think given the amount of public exposure that the Kardashians have, to potentially be sending a message to people that you too can dress like this? No.
Not stopping there, he continued:
"...And I’m assuming there’s a huge, perhaps million dollar 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.”
Gunn was then specifically asked about Kendall Jenner. He conceded that she could be a "perfectly lovely young woman," but also said he "think[s] absolutely nothing" about her, and wait for it -- the biggest shade ever to cast itself across the four corners of the Kardashian krazed world -- Kendall is "tainted by the Kardashian aura of yuck."
Pretty harsh words for a 20-year-old to deal with, but we're she'll bounce back with appropriately poised sass.
Of course, mama of the Kardashian clan Kris Jenner sent out a response statement:
“Aura of yuck? I’ll have you know I always make sure my girls are thoroughly hosed off before every event."
Although we admire Tim Gunn for sharing his honest opinion, he should realize that there is only one of him, but many Kardashians.
It hasn't been an easy few days for the reality TV family, with Rebel Wilson also dragging them down a few days ago when she revealed that she wouldn't work with the Jenner sisters at the VMAs.