Her catwalk is the sidewalk.
Her catwalk is the sidewalk.

Keep Gunn and Carry On

The charming, classy and impeccably stylish Tim Gunn was fashionably born fifty some odd years ago today. Happy Birthday, Tim! J’adore you & your fabulous self.

To mark this auspicious occasion, I’ve compiled a list of favorite Tim-isms. Whether commenting on the work of Project Runway designers, praising or admonishing celebrity style, or extolling the virtues of good taste - nobody says it like Tim can…

“Men don’t wear jeggings!”

“Holla atcha boy”

“It looks like a pterodactyl from a gay Jurassic park.”

“This concerns me.”

On Hillary Clinton: “I think she’s confused about her gender.”

On library books: “Call me a schoolmarm, but few things make me angrier than people not taking good care of library materials.”

On the ideal party guest: “I also like having at least one person around who is widely disliked among your crowd of lovely people. You never know who’s going to get along with whom, but you do know people need someone to gossip about later, and you don’t want it to be you.”

On Lady Gaga’s outfits: “Who would want to emulate that? It’s not fashion. Those are costumes.”

On Lindsay Lohan designing for Ungaro: “It’s got to be a publicity stunt. Or a crack-smoking board of  directors?”

On the Kardashian line for Bebe: “I just think the Kardashians have an absence of taste and I don’t think that that should be perpetuated. I’m sorry I’m sounding like an old farty, snob, but it bothers me.”

“A couture post-office uniform is not going to work.”

“The whole thing looks like faux bois.”

“Carry on!”

“Chop, chop, chop!”

“That looks like a halter-diaper.”

“What is that?”

“Go, go, go!”

“Is it wowable?”

“Welcome, designers!”

“Good morning, designers!”

“Gather round, designers!”

“It is kind of an uh-oh.”

“What a conundrum.”

“Don’t bore Nina.”

“I am woeful about this look.”

“Remember someone is going to be out, so don’t make it you.”

“Do it!”

“Make it work.”

“Trying and achieving are two different things.”

“I believe treating people well is a lost art.”

“When did you go Grecian on us?”

“That’s the fabric?”

“You’ll have 30 minutes at Spandex House.”

“It’s very Golden Girls.”

“It’s a little Wonder Woman.”

“It’s like Eva Gabor in Green Acres.”

“You don’t want it to be too Judy Jetson.”

“Well you don’t want it to be vulgar.”

‘I want to see greatness!”

“She looks like an elongated marshmallow.”

“What are you doing? This is such wretched excess.”

“This is NOT fashion camp.”

“You are really rocking ‘Halloween’ here.”

“I’ve made more bad decisions at 3 in the morning than I can list!”

“Don’t think too much.”

“If that’s the kind of you look you want…well you sure have a good one.”

“Well I’ll say it’s definitely not boring…”

“We are fabulous. We don’t have to meet anyone fabulous.”

You can catch Tim on Project Runway Thursdays on Lifetime. Season 9 premiered last night and Tim, Heidi, Michael and Nina are in top form – oh how I’ve missed them! All is right in the world now that I’m back together with my favorite fashionable TV family. Looking forward to the most fabulous season yet!

Merci, Tim, for making the world a sunnier, more stylish place!

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