Tim Gunn has never been one to pull punches, so we shouldn’t be surprised that when he showed up for a taping of George Lopez Tonight, he came armed with lots of barbs about Snooki, the way women dress in general — and a word or two about the Secretary of State’s much-reviled pantsuits.
Gunn sat down with Lopez earlier this week to talk about his new movie (yes, he’s in that feature-length CGI version of The Smurfs) and he talked about everyone from Michelle Bachmann to Sofia Vergara. But his comments about Hillary Clinton (and her trademark pantsuits) stopped the audience dead in its laugh track.
“She’s the secretary of state, she’s the former senator from New York, she’s the former first lady. Why must she dress that way? I thinks she’s confused about her gender. All these big baggy menswear tailored pantsuits. George, I’m really serious.
I have great respect for her intellect and for her tenacity, and for what she does for our country in her governmental role. I just wish she could send a stronger message about American fashion.”
And, you know, we can see that. But we can also see that when you’re doing things like trying to assuage India’s doubts about America’s commitment to its counter-terrorism efforts, maybe what you put on your back isn’t he first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning.
But to be completely fair, she does wear some pretty bad suits. Gunn starts in on them around the 5:45 mark below, but if you’ve got a 10 minutes, we’d suggest watching the whole thing.