Tim Gunn Feud With Anna Wintour: "I Don't Look Her in the Eyes"

Celebrity Style May. 12, 2014 AT 1:50PM
Tim Gunn explains his feud with Anna Wintour Tim Gunn says he can't look Anna Wintour in the eyes after publishing a story about the Vogue editor in his 2010 book Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty; Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Tim Gunn is out—at least where Anna Wintour is concerned.

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In fact, whenever Gunn sees Wintour at fashion events, "I don't look her in the eyes, because I will be turned into stone," he told The New York Post's Page Six.

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The feud started when Gunn, 60, wrote in his 2010 book that Wintour, 64, opted to be carried out of a New York fashion show rather than ride an elevator with the public. "We ran over to [an] elevator bay to see if Anna would deign to get on. 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."

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After the story came out, "All hell broke loose…Her office was insisting I print a a retraction," he said.

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However, the Project Runway mentor insists there's no ill will on his part. "I wasn't maligning her character," he said. "I was simply making a statement of facts. It didn't say anything about her as a person."

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