Tim Gunn Talks Anna Wintour: 'I Don't Look Her In The Eyes Because I'll Be Turned Into Stone!'

13 May 2014 by

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We’re kind of thrilled that every terrifying thing we’ve ever suspected about Anna Wintour is true – if you believe Tim Gunn, at least.

The Project Runway star is still on Anna’s hit list after comments he made about her in his 2010 book, Under The Gunn.

In it, he claimed that he saw Anna being carried out of a New York fashion event to avoid the indescribable horror of having to share a lift with civilians. ‘We ran over to [an] elevator bay to see if Anna would deign to get on’, he wrote. ‘Then…what did we see but Anna being carried down the stairs…bodyguards had made a fireman's lock and were racing her from landing to landing.’

Incredible. After the story broke, Tim claims, All hell broke loose…Her office was insisting I print a retraction [but] I wasn't maligning her character. I was simply making a statement of facts. It didn't say anything about her as a person.’

Perhaps understandably, Anna doesn’t see it that way, and Tim still incurs her wrath to this day. ‘I don't look her in the eyes, because I will be turned into stone’, says Tim.

Can’t say we blame him. We reckon we’d be keeping our head down too.

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