Tim Gunn dresses down Hillary Clinton
I was conflicted over doing this post because I have so much respect for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, one of the most phenomenal women in the history of American politics.
But it’s Tim Gunn who was being disrespectful to the former First Lady and United States senator when he dissected her fashion sense on The George Lopez Show this week.
“Why must she dress that way? I think she’s confused about her gender!” Gunn said. “I just wish she could send a stronger message about American fashion. No, I’m really serious, she wears pantsuits that are unflattering.”
I usually like Tim Gunn but I don’t think Hillary Clinton’s job is to be a fashion trend-setter. She looks perfectly acceptable as she travels the world doing her very demanding job.
At least Tim added this: “I have great respect for her intellect and her tenacity and for what she does for our country in her governmental role.”
(All comments are reviewed before being published, and I review submissions several times per day.)
After last season’s grotesque fiasco of a conclusion, Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum were the only elements of “Project Runway” that had escaped w/their reputations intact.
And now Gunn has made a gratuitous, incredibly tasteless and offensive comment about a brilliant and dedicated public servant.
Jeff K says:
TIM GUNN SHOULD SHUT THE FUCK UP…….THERE ARE JUST A FEW THINGS IN THE WORLD MORE IMPORTANT THAN FASHION……LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE!!!!!!
2201 East says:
If his opinion is so very, very important, why hasn’t she asked him to help her with the wardrobe. Possibly because because what he has to say is not all that valuable when it comes to the international level at which she functions. Know they place, Mr. Gunn!
Well you sort of hit the issue on the head in your article. Hilary Clinton DOES travel the world, and has a very demanding job. A job that requires she meet with many people, and where first impressions mean everything. There’s nothing more inherently difficult about picking out more suitable/attractive clothes. I’ve never thought about Hilary Clinton as a woman, or at least attractive. Female politicians need to stop being afraid being *feminine* and strong.