Tim Gunn Is Awesome, Period

Posted by Moxie on June 21st, 2010

May 27, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - Author/ reality personality TIM GUNN promotes his new book at Book Expo America 2010 held at the Jacob Javits Center. © Red Carpet Pictures

Is there seriously anyone else in the world that you’d rather have a cup of tea and a chat with? Tim Gunn is pretty much the coolest guy in the world. I mean, I love a Robert Downey, Jr. for his roguish ways or a Ryan Reynolds for ovary-obliterating hotness, but I don’t think I’d want to hang to hang out with them for any longer than it would take to wipe the drool off my chin. Tim Gunn, though, I could see making my life-coach. He’s so courtly and wise, I want to worship him as a shaman and bring him Schiaparelli sketches tenderly wrapped in vintage Dior beadwork.

Anyway, he’s just published a book that I WILL be reading as soon as I can get my grubby little hands on it. It’s called Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work and is apparently stuffed to the gills with insider gossip about the fashion world. The excerpts are bananas (b-a-n-a-n-a-s!):

About Vogue editrix Anna Wintour:

“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 the stairway railing. And what did we see but 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.”

About Vogue Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Talley:

“When we return to the green room, we see that someone has spread a translucent barber’s bib over Andre and he’s reclining, his arms at his sides. He’s being fed grapes and cubes of cheese one by one, like a bird in a nest.”

Bahaha, I love every single word of that, and I believe it totally, despite a Vogue spokesperson pissily attributing the stories to the Silver Fox’s “vivid imagination.” Unless Tim Gunn is a James Bond villian-level mastermind, I don’t think he could have fooled everyone for however long Project Runway’s been on. I’ve never heard a word spoken against him, and I won’t stand for any, you hear?! Tim Gunn is a national treasure. I fully expect that courthouses will begin to replace their Ten Commandments tablets with statues of Tim Gunn and Betty White as soon as my Internet petition takes off.

Category: Anna Wintour, Moxie, Project Runway, Vogue