Tim Gunn has a lot of strong words for the Kardashians in his latest interview with the Huffington Post, and the main one is “why?”
“There are large issues [with the Kardashians] for me, such as why? Why?” Gunn said when he was asked about the reality TV dynasty. “But when it comes to fashion, I say to people all the time ‘If you want guidance in fashion, just consider this: If a Kardashian is wearing it, don’t.’ I think it’s vulgar.”
Gunn also didn’t mince words when it came to discussing Kim Kardashian’s husband, Kanye West, and his foray into the fashion world. He described Kanye’s clothes as basic, Us Weekly reports.
“I think they’re a bunch of dumb clothes,” Gunn said. “Just basic pieces… He won’t [like that comment], but let me tell you, the whole Kardashian clan doesn’t like me, so no surprise there.”
Kanye West first showcased his Yeezy Season 1 collection for Adidas earlier this year, and the pieces went on sale at select retailers this week. According to the Daily Mail, some of the items sold out within 24 hours, including West’s $625 pair of duck boots. Other popular items included a $405 long sleeve shirt and a $235 camo tee.
Although the pieces have been snapped up by some very eager Kanye West fans, others have been critiquing the high price point for Yeezy Season 1 clothing. Many of the tweets point out that the cost of the clothes don’t seem to match the “homeless chic” aesthetic that Yeezy Season 1 conveys.
Why does Kanye West’s clothing line look like homeless peoples clothes😅
— TarynnJamess† (@TarynJamess) November 5, 2015
Why does Kanye west clothing line look like clothes you find at Walmart, but one shirt cost $400 😂😂💀💀 pic.twitter.com/bwSB3EceHl
— Ritik (@rparashar17) November 2, 2015
Lmao those Kanye West clothes are the definition of buying something just for the label cos they’re so horrendous it’s unreal.
— Sarah (@everywallsadoor) October 29, 2015
Besides the sold-out duck boots, camo tees, and long sleeve shirts, Yeezy Season 1 also features a $3,250 faux-fur-trimmed bomber jacket hoodie, $570 sweatpants, a $1,690 wool sweater, and $415 “raw edge” shorts.
But despite the online complaints they’re obviously people who are willing to dig deep into their pockets and shell out money for Yeezy Season 1.
And if Kanye West is to be believed, he didn’t really want his first collection for Adidas to be priced that high, the Daily Mail reports.
“I don’t want them to be limited, actually,” Kanye said when asked about the cost of the Yeezy shoes and clothes on The Breakfast Club. “That’s something that the company did. I really want as many people to get them as possible.”
A sentiment like that would probably sound disingenuous to Tim Gunn, the longtime Project Runway mentor and former chair at acclaimed fashion academy Parsons The New School for Design.
Gunn held his tongue when it came to voicing his opinions about the younger members of the Kardashian Jenner clan: Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
“I think absolutely nothing [of her] to be perfectly honest,” Gunn said of arguably the most modest star of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. “And I’m assuming there’s a huge, perhaps million dollar-a-month publicity wagon that is pulling these girls along and creating these lives for them. I’m distrustful of it and I find it all distasteful.”
Kendall Jenner has been appearing on several high fashion runways of late. She has so far modelled for Alexander Wang, Balmain, Chanel, Bottega Vonetta, and Diane Von Furstenberg.
And Tim Gunn isn’t the only fashion insider who has critiqued Kendall Jenner’s spectacular ascent up the fashion food chain.
According to the Daily Mail, there have been rumors of Kendall being bullied by other models who think that she walks around acting “entitled.”
Kendall has denied it so far.
“[Bullying] has never happened, ever,” she told Dazed Magazine in November 2014. “I would see rumors of girls bullying me backstage and putting cigarettes out in my drink, and none of that has happened. Everyone’s been really cool to me.”
So, do you agree with Tim Gunn? Do you think that the Kardashians are vulgar? Is Yeezy Season 1 by Kanye West basic in your opinion?
Let us know in the comments below.
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