Tim Gunn tells Us: Who Has Style?
snagged some time with Project Runway
’s Tim Gunn
earlier this week. The head of the fashion design department at NYC’s Parsons school chatted with Us
on myriad subjects, like going gray in his early twenties: “I honestly thought, for a long time, should I dye my hair? And then I thought, you know, there’s nothing sadder than a man with dyed hair. It’s just awful. So I am what I am.”
And what about that big vocabulary? “I was lucky to have parents who really believed in good education and we had well, until we became teens, there was no television at the dinner table. We had conversation.”
What it's like to work with Heidi Klum
: “She has this incredible warmth that exudes from her even when she’s not around her children. There’s a playfulness to Heidi, while at the same time a seriousness. I mean, she’s German, so there’s a disciplinarian too.”
Naturally, he wasn’t spilling any details about tonight’s season finale, but he did tell us which Hollywood A-listers “make it work” and which don’t.
“She’s someone who, generally speaking, looks great,” says Gunn. “It’s a matter of dressing appropriately for wherever it is you’re going.”
“Why is she a celebrity?” Gunn wonders about the Employee of the Month star, whom he says is sometimes fashionable, sometimes horrendous. “But, boy, is she photographed all the time!”
Sarah Jessica Parker:
“I love her,” gushes Gunn, adding that Parker would be a “fabulous” guest judge of a future season of Project Runway
. “She always looks beautifully put-together, but she’s not like somebody’s dress-up doll. I think she really weighs in on her stylists’ decisions.”
“Aside from looking as though she’s just been dragged out from under a truck that tried to run her over, she always looks like she’s in need of personal hygiene,” snipes Gunn about the new mom of two. “The whole package to me is just repugnant. Ugh!”