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Tim Gunn opened up to Meredith Vieira about his "hostile" relationship with Anna Wintour, and he even likened the Vogue editor to Medusa herself -- get the details about their ongoing feud here. Credit: Mike Coppola/NBC

 

Tim Gunn Is Still Feuding With "History Revisionist" Anna Wintour, Likens Her to Medusa: "She Can Try to Turn Me to Stone"

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SEP. 30, 2015 AT 4:49PM BY ESTHER LEE
US Magazine

The ultimate fashion feud! Project Runway host Tim Gunn revealed that his epic feud with Anna Wintour is still very much alive in a new interview, during which he also likened the Vogue editor to Medusa herself.

"I will say when people misbehave around me I call them out for their bad behavior,” the outspoken TV personality, 62, told Meredith Vieira on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Gunn's feud with Wintour originates to an old interview he gave to Page Six, which was detailed in his 2010 memoir, Gunn's Golden Rules.

"I was asked by the New York Post... 'What is the most unforgettable moment you’ve ever seen in fashion?’" Gunn recalled to Vieira. "[i had a] very matter of fact response and it was, 'Watching Anna Wintour being carried down five flights of stairs from a fashion show.' Her office called my office the next day and demanded a retraction and I said, 'But its true, it happened.' I mean I didn’t make this up and they still demanded a retraction and I said no."

After many calls back and forth, Gunn finally received a snippy message from a higher-up at Conde Nast. "Her Director of Communications said, ‘I’ll have you know Ms. Wintour knows how to work a Manolo,'" Gunn recalled. "I said it wasn’t a matter of not being able to go down the stairs to descend, it was a matter of speed. She had two bodyguards, who made a firemen’s lock, she sat in it. They wooshed her down these stairs and put her right into her car to get to another fashion show because this fashion show was in the fifth floor of the Metropolitan Pavilion. They had to move her fast."

Gunn noted that he didn't intend at the time for it to be an insult. "She’s a history revisionist, in her mind it never happened basically," he sniped, while Vieira asked what their relationship is like today.

"It’s hostile," Gunn shared, calling attention to Vogue's inner workings. "May I say this, though: There is so much that happens at that unique publication that is so of another world and another planet. I’m happy to have a bad relationship with it, because I wouldn’t want to have a good one."

Gunn has since experienced more run-ins with Wintour, 65, which have only strengthened his low opinion of the fashion superstar. "I was [once] on an airplane with Anna Wintour and the flight attendant came up to me and said, ‘Is that Anna Wintour?’ And I said, ‘Yes. It is,'" he recalled. "She asked, ‘Do you think I can say hello to her?’ I said, ‘Well of course. Who wouldn’t want you to greet them? That would be lovely.'"

Except the experience was anything but. "She went over and this man next to Anna Wintour, she was seated at the window and he was at the aisle, rose as she rose her own hand up as a gesture of, this is now an international incident and the man said to her, ‘You have to go away, Miss,'" Gunn revealed. "So she wouldn’t even allow her to lean and say, ‘Ms. Wintour it’s so lovely to have you on the plane.’ I don’t understand it."

The Emmy-winning host said he doesn't care about Wintour's reaction to his latest comments. "She can try to turn me to stone," he said, likening her to Medusa, the snake-headed Gorgon of Greek myth. "I don’t think it will happen."

Gunn has no interest in burying the hatchet either. "May I also add [that] I have huge respect and regard for Ms. Wintour’s charitable work," he shared. "It’s wonderful and my hat’s off to her but I just wish that she navigated the world with a little more respect for other people."

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On 11/27/2011 at 4:35 PM, Hoyaheel said:
princess said:

Andre Leon Talley, often carries her hairpieces in HIS luggage when they travel in case hers is searched!

So THAT'S how he got & keeps his job! 'Cause I do not think it's his fashion sense or writing ability....

I hereby revoke/revise my opinion of ALT. I just watched The Gospel According to Andre Leon Talley and it was SO GOOD. OK, I still don't love all of ALT's style, but I really didn't understand his background or fashion knowledge. In the documentary, Wintour even comments that she kept ALT close to her because he had the fashion background/experience that she lacked when she started at Vogue.

I highly recommend this movie!!

 

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When I was in Egypt on vacation everyone in my group got along brilliantly.  One of the women I would chat with about fashion and fun run costumes, etc., didn't think much of it.  The last day of the trip, her travel companion (both their husbands didn't want to go to Egypt) says "You don't know who she is, do you?"  Turns out she was a big wig at Vogue.  As in worked with Anna Wintour.  She is retired now. 

She is currently in San Diego for few days, she messaged me and we are going to dinner on Saturday night.  Hope to sneak in a few Vogue questions :D

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20 hours ago, fykeylicious said:

Hoy, where did you see it? Netflix? I enjoy him so I will definitely check this out!

On Delta, actually 😉 And I have had a hard time finding some of the documentaries they've aired (for instance, I wasn't able to finish Everything is Copy, about Nora Ephron, and haven't found it streaming to finish it up 😞

Have you seen the interview clip that has been floating around where ALT gives his Trump fashion critique? I'll see if I can find a link - I saw on Twitter so I can't remember the interview source....

 

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On 9/15/2018 at 8:58 AM, Hoyaheel said:

On Delta, actually 😉 And I have had a hard time finding some of the documentaries they've aired (for instance, I wasn't able to finish Everything is Copy, about Nora Ephron, and haven't found it streaming to finish it up 😞

Have you seen the interview clip that has been floating around where ALT gives his Trump fashion critique? I'll see if I can find a link - I saw on Twitter so I can't remember the interview source....

 

No, I have not!

I did see the clip where he's critiquing Manafort's jackets 😂

I could listen to ALT discuss fashion for HOURS, even though I'm not really into fashion like that.

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55 minutes ago, fykeylicious said:

I did see the clip where he's critiquing Manafort's jackets 😂

Damn, that's the clip I meant!!! I blame jet lag ;-) How long after a trip can I use that excuse??

I agree- after watching the documentary especially, I have more respect for his catty opinions ;-)

 

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Had dinner with her last night and she talked a bit about it. She asked if I had seen Devil Wears Prada (ha ha ha, of course haven’t we all??) and she said that Streep you could still see a sliver of a good/kind person in there somewhere. With Anna there was none. :blink:  Her office was right near Anna’s and she poured a lot of people a drink after meeting with Anna.  She was on the editorial side of things. She did say Anna was good at her job and had a great eye but as brutal as they say, if not more so. 

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12 hours ago, princess said:

Had dinner with her last night and she talked a bit about it. She asked if I had seen Devil Wears Prada (ha ha ha, of course haven’t we all??) and she said that Streep you could still see a sliver of a good/kind person in there somewhere. With Anna there was none. :blink:  Her office was right near Anna’s and she poured a lot of people a drink after meeting with Anna.  She was on the editorial side of things. She did say Anna was good at her job and had a great eye but as brutal as they say, if not more so. 

wow

I don't know why, but I'm surprised to hear this. Not even a sliver??? Damn.

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4 hours ago, annabeast said:

Princess, were her initials LJ?  I worked for her MANY moons ago at another magazine in New York.

No, but it sounds like a lot of people were pouring drinks after Anna meetings :D

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