Tim Gunn Talks Lindsay, Calls Suri Cruise ‘A Fashion Victim’
First Published: September 16, 2010 5:59 PM EDT Credit: Composed by AccessHollywood.com
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Lindsay Lohan may be working on getting her career back on track, but her venture last fall as the fashion director at Ungaro was ghastly, says Tim Gunn.
The “Project Runway” mentor told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Thursday’s Access Hollywood Live that Lindsay’s collection was a major fashion faux pas.
“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!” Tim told Billy and Kit of the actress, who once served as a “Project Runway” guest judge. “It would be like asking, I don’t know, like, asking Suri Cruise to pilot a fighter jet.”
Speaking of Suri, Tim, who just released his latest book, “Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work,” fired off on the toddler’s looks and her famous parents.
“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,” Tim critiqued.
As for those kitten heels the 4-year-old has sported, Tim said those don’t work at all.
“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,” he said.
Taylor Momsen, however, is someone that concerned Tim personally. After recently filming a cameo on “Gossip Girl” alongside the teen star, Tim said she left a big impression — but not a favorable one.
“I was so thrilled to be there, I mean, ‘Gossip Girl’ is such a cultural phenomenon and I thought, ‘How lucky am I to be here?’ And I’m playing me and I’m advising Taylor’s character and she seemed like the unhappiest kid in the world,” Tim said. “It’s my responsibility to come prepared. I know my lines; I know what I’m supposed to do; I have the wardrobe worked out, and it was as though she was sleep walking through the entire thing.
“I thought, you know something, you are the luckiest kid in the world. How many people would die to have this role that you have and you’re acting like a little spoiled sour puss. I thought it was repugnant,” he added.
While he’s critical of Suri’s outfits, Lindsay’s fashion gigs, and Taylor’s on set attitude, Tim is less concerned about Lady Gaga and her MTV Video Music Awards meat dress.
“Well, it’s not fashion, it’s a costume and it was meant to provoke, it did, people are talking about it, but do you really want to smell your costume,” the former Parsons New School For Design faculty members said. “I mean, God only knows what it was like.”
Tim isn’t sure though that Lady Gaga’s fashion forays will continue to move people.
“I have great respect for her talents, I think that this way of presenting herself is going to grow tired and stale eventually, and if it’s about shock value, what’s next? The mind reels when you really think about where it could go,” he said.
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