“Tim Gunn has a very vivid imagination,” said a Vogue spokesman in response to Tim Gunn’s anecdotes of Anna Wintour and Andre Leon Talley in his new book, Gunn’s Golden Rules. Given the alleged outlandishness, we think it’s the most polite retort the mouthpiece could have given…
At a Peter Som show in 2006:
“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.”
At a panel discussion at the New York Public Library, where Andre Leon Talley refused to do soundcheck:
“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.”
We have to admit, while we’re desperate to believe otherwise, these stunts are just too Ab-Fab ridic to be true. (Okay, maybe the Andre one is true.) More importantly, is this gossipy gal the real Tim Gunn? More, please!