In July 2011, Tim Gunn remarked that our then Secretary of State who at the time had been traveling extensively in Greece, Turkey, and Asia was “confused about her gender” and predicated this judgment on her choice of wardrobe. Here are a few pictures from her travels that month.
When she returned to DC she visited the Norwegian Embassy and signed a condolence book for all of us following tragic shootings at a summer camp. She wore this.
We took Gunn to task here for those remarks. He has remained quiet until now when, in a apparent attempt to redeem himself and gain access to Hillary’s red carpet, he reevaluated her wardrobe and tried to rewrite what he said then.
January 16, 2014“I know she hasn’t formally declared,” he told Whispers. “But when you look at how she’s transformed in terms of her fashion and her grooming and her hair, I smell presidency,” said Gunn, whose new show “Under the Gunn,” a spin-off from the popular “Project Runway,” debuts Thursday night on Lifetime.
“When she was elected senator from New York I thought, OK, this is a license to go all the way in terms of fashion, but she seemed to retreat,” he said. “And then as secretary of state, I thought, why does she keep wearing these boxy menswear tailored suits?”
Menswear? Huh? What men does he know who dress the way she is dressed in those pictures from when she was Secretary of State? What men are wearing all those ruffles, colors, pearls, and prints? Boxy? Those suits look very nicely tailored to Hillary’s lovely figure which is in no way boyish.
I suggest Mr. Gunn stay out of the business of political prognostication and refrain from commenting on Hillary Clinton’s wardrobe. He is simply incapable of remarking on it without digging himself into an even deeper hole.
It appears that while language might be a barrier, love for Hillary Clinton and her pantsuits is universal. Armani has joined Oscar de la Renta and Anna Wintour in the Hillary for 2016 club: “I like her decisive and feisty manner. I like her self-assured and determined way,” he told the magazine.
When asked how he feels about her signature pantsuits — and what he thinks she would wear to her inauguration should she win the presidency in 2016 — he responded with equal passion: “I love a strong woman in a suit, although a powerful woman today doesn’t need to wear trousers to succeed. An authoritative appearance helps though, and let’s just says Mrs. Clinton looks good in pants. So yeah, she’d look great in a soft and sophisticated Armani pantsuit for that inauguration ceremony.”
Actual Hillary foot when Cinderella almost lost her slipper at the Elysee Palace in January 2010. Nothing boxy, unfeminine, or unshapely there, Tim.