The Tim Gunn–Anna Wintour fight might be one of the best fashion fueds of our history — and it only heightens the drama that it’s happening during the industry’s High Holy Days, New York Fashion Week.
Both Gunn and Wintour are front-row staples at Fashion Week, so it’s probably going to be pretty hard for them to avoid each other. Gunn told The New York Post he imagines things would get bad if they crossed paths at Lincoln Center or in Damrosch Park, but he maintains that he did nothing wrong in reporting that Wintour was carried down five flights of stairs after a fashion show in his new book, “Gunn’s Golden Rules.”
“I wasn’t slinging mud or criticizing her character. More than 30 people must have seen it. I’m just the only one brave enough to tell the truth. Lord knows hell would freeze over if I came face to face with her here, but I probably wouldn’t be able to see past her handlers.”
Gunn told WWD that his friends are worried that because he refuses to back down, he’ll stop getting invited to events. One surefire way to put the brakes on your social life is to refer to fashion’s doyenne and the company she works for as a monkey house, but Gunn’s just fine with that.
“I had friends and colleagues say, ‘You’ll never be invited to a dinner party again,’” Gunn said. “My response was ‘Hallelujah!’”
Hallelujah indeed — especially if it involves a public spat with Wintour.