Posts Tagged ‘Tim Gunn’

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.

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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.

Is She Running? Tim Gunn Thinks Hillary Clinton’s Fashion Choices Say Yes

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?”

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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.

Here you go, Tim.  This is you under Hillary’s kitten heel!
Or perhaps you are all sour grapes because of this.

Giorgio Armani Would Happily Provide Pantsuits for Hillary’s Inauguration

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.”

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Actual Hillary foot when Cinderella almost lost her slipper at the Elysee Palace in January 2010.  Nothing boxy, unfeminine, or unshapely there, Tim.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Nicolas Sarkozy


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The above having been established, the Department of Homegirl Security takes enormous umbrage at  the remarks of Tim Gunn, purported fashionista, on George Lopez’s talk show.  Any woman who must stand, sit, walk in front of cameras, sometimes in the wind, who is  past mini-skirt age (an age self-determined by the individual woman) can understand why our turbo-SOS opts for pantsuits. On these pages and elsewhere, Hillary Clinton has, in fact,  been dubbed “The Secretary of Style” and not only by older women.  Younger women like her fashion sense as well.  She is a role model for them.

Confused about her gender?  That coming from a fashion maven of the male sex is ironic indeed.  Her spring into summer fashions,  pictured above are delightfully feminine,  breezy, and even a little tease-y!   She looks lovely, comfortable in her body (very feminine and curvy) and her clothes.

To do the diligent job that she does and look so exquisite  while doing it is spectacular, in our book, and deserves a better review from someone who actually deals with similar work situations (me).  I love the look!  I have acquired nine ruffled tops, some chiffon like hers, to combine with my pantsuits as a result. .  Yes, I also wear pantsuits.  I love them!   I wear necklaces as well.   None of the above make me feel like a boy.  I feel deliciously feminine dressed almost exactly the way the SOS is dressed – different suits, different blouses.

So back off Tim Gunn!  As for George Lopez, you should be fired.  I am boycotting TBS!  Does the name Robyn Givhan* mean anything to you?  Where is she now, anyway?   Anywhere?  Seriously.  If there is a person on earth who is NOT confused about her gender identity, it is Hillary Clinton.  She knows  exactly who she is and uses it brilliantly to our advantage.  You should be thankful!   So back off!   Quit your treacherous flaming.  She’s our SOS and doing a stupendous job while looking sublime!

I am linking to Jezebel’s report of this idiocy because I love the retort at the end.

Tim Gunn: Hillary Clinton Dresses Like “She’s Confused About Her Gender”

*Givhan remarked about Head  Homegirl Hillary showing a tensy bit of cleavage on the Senate floorand caused a huge dust-up. No longer fashion editor at the Washington Post.

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