Tim Gunn thinks Anna Wintour might still be angry at him for comments he made about her years ago. Gunn says when he sees Wintour, “I don’t look her in the eyes, because I will be turned into stone.” The trouble began in 2010, when Gunn wrote in his book, Gunn’s Golden Rules, that he saw the Vogue editor being carried by bodyguards down the stairs, at a Metropolitan Pavilion fashion show, to avoid having to ride in a public elevator.
“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. Then, they carried her to the car.” I thought: ‘I will never forget this.’” When Wintour heard about his book, “All hell broke loose… her office was insisting I print a retraction. In the middle of all this, Peter Arnold, then executive director of the CFDA, came to my office and asked, ‘What’s wrong with you? You look awful.’ I told him the story and he said, ‘I was there, I saw it.’ They both called Wintour’s office to say there were more witnesses. “Also, I wasn’t maligning her character. I was simply making a statement of facts. It didn’t say anything about her as a person… the cause célèbre here was speed.”
Vogue has no comment. (via NY Post)