Project Runway‘s Tim Gunn has a sixth sense when it comes to fashion, and to receive his sartorial advice is an honor … unless he deems you a disaster. While Gunn isn’t setting himself up to be a harsh critic like Mr. Blackwell and his famous worst-dressed list, he has been doling out his opinions to anyone who asks lately.
When asked to compare and contrast potential First Ladies, Gunn tells Us magazine: “No contest, Michelle [Obama]. She epitomizes class and American style. She looks approachable. [Cindy McCain] on the other hand — with her button-down suits and blouses — looks like she’s duct-taped. Her fashion is a metaphor for her personality.”
On Katie Holmes recent outbreak of boyfriend-jean-itis (the pegged look we all rocked in sixth grade): “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. She ascended from this tomboyish waif look to an incredible sexy sophisticate. We realize how much style she’s capable of. I don’t get it.”
And expounding on Hannah Montana herself, Gunn says: “(Miley Cyrus) is just a little too tarty, forgive me. I don’t want her to look like she’s going into a convent school, but it’s just a little too much for a 15-year-old. If I didn’t know better, I’d swear she was 25.”
Thank God we have Tim around to say what we’re all thinking. As a bonus, he also tells OK! a juicy tidbit about Runway and one of it’s more entertaining contestants this season, grommet-pounding leather-lover, Stella: “We have Stella and her ‘leatha.’ She’s got to get away from that, and she’s constantly defending, ‘That’s what I do.’ Then you’re nothing but a one-note. You better get prepared to pack your bags.” [Photo: Getty Images]