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Tim Gunn’s Best Celebrity Bashing Quotes

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Tim Gunn does his fair share of celebrity bashing, and I love every second of it.  I often pick on celebrities for gratuitously insulting other people, but Gunn never bothers me.  He’s just a “truth-teller,” and if the “truth” involves calling celebrities out on their bad behavior, then so be it.  In honor of his new book, I’ve listed his best quotes below.

On Whether Lady Gaga’s Outfits Are “Fashion”

“Who would want to emulate that? It’s not fashion. Those are costumes.”

Tim Gunn on Jon Gosselin’s Wardrobe

“In his case, everything is too big,” Gunn said. “It is what I refer to as the slobification of America. If you want to dress to feel as though you never got out of bed, then don’t get out of bed.”

On Katie Holmes Baggy Jeans

“I have to say, Katie Holmes has become so much more sophisticated in so many ways, but I think she’s in a dip right now. I can’t explain it.”

On Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s Choice to Dress-Up Suri

He explained, “Suri is her mother and father’s dress up doll. I think in many ways she’s a fashion victim and it’s very inappropriate…I feel bad for her.”

On Shooting Gossip Girl With Taylor Momsen

“What a diva! “She was pathetic, she couldn’t remember her lines, and she didn’t even have that many. I thought to myself ‘why are we all being held hostage by this brat?”

On Martha Stewart’s Daugther, Alexis

When I was at ‘The Daily Show’ two weeks ago, the producers told me that when Martha was there, she came with Alexis and that’s exactly how Alexis was in the green room. She had this profanity-laced Tourettes. She was saying all these horrible things about her mother, who was right there, and her mother wasn’t responding at all, acting as if she was deaf.

On Vogue’s Anna Wintour at a Fashion Show

“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 [and we saw] 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.  I ran to the window to see if they would put her down on the sidewalk or carry her to the car like that.  They carried her to the car. And I thought: ‘I will never forget this.’”

On Lindsay Lohan Designing for Emanuel Ungaro

A reporter asked me at a party how I felt about Lindsay Lohan designing for Emanuel Ungaro. I was taken aback because I hadn’t heard anything about it until then. I said that if it was true, “It’s got to be a publicity stunt. Or a crack-smoking board of directors?” How I said it was a little blunt, but I stand by the sentiment. I mean, Lindsay Lohan knows how to buy things, but does she know how to design? And if she does, then at that level?

On Designer Isaac Mizrahi

Don’t even get me started on Isaac Mizrahi. In my view, he’s one of the world’s biggest divas. One time, Isaac threw a fit about a security guard from the second-floor showroom at Liz Claiborne Inc.’s Times Square offices. Why, you may ask? Was he stealing? Harassing guests? showing up late? No, he was wearing brown.