The Project Runway mentor recently sat down with the Huffington Post, and had no qualms about slamming both Kanye West and the entire Kardashian clan. In perhaps the most cutting remark he could give the outspoken 38-year-old rapper, Gunn called Kanye's latest fashion collection "basic."
"I think they're a bunch of dumb clothes," Gunn says bluntly. "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."
"There are large issues [with the Kardashians] for me, such as why? Why!" Gunn says. "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... Given the amount of public exposure that the Kardashians have to potentially be sending the message to people that you too can dress like this, no!"
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Tim Gunn at an event hosted by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to honor people who have made outstanding contributions in promoting PETA campaigns that take a stand against cruelty to animals. Tim is the chairman at Parsons (The New School for Design) and has promoted using alternatives to fur and animal skins.
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Tim Gunn of the "Project Runway" cable television show, attends the Liz Claiborne 2008 spring/summer show at the designer's studio during Fashion Week in New York, Friday, Sept. 7, 2007. (AP Photo/John Smock)
Panelists supermodel Heidi Klum, left, Tim Gunn and Nina Garcia pose for photographers following the presentation of fashions by fifteen designers competing for the top designer award on the "Project Runway" TV reality show, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, in New York. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)
TV Personality Tim Gunn arrives at the Out Magazine 100 awards, honoring the 100 most influential people in gay culture at Cipriani's Wall Street, Friday Nov. 9, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Project Runway's Tim Gunn reacts as Heidi Klum wipes her lipstick from his cheek after she announced him as special guest judge for the finale of the television show during Fashion Week in New York, Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Tim Gunn arrives at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn kiss after the Project Runway Season 6 Finale show during Fashion Week Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Tim Gunn, host and mentor of the cable television show "Project Runway," poses for photos during an interview in New York, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009. Season six of the popular reality fashion competition premieres Thursday, at 10 p.m. EDT on Lifetime. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Tim Gunn, left, and Ty Pennington, co-hosts on the ABC series "The Revolution," take part in a panel discussion on the show at the Disney ABC Television Critics Association Press Tour, Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn arrive at the Project Runway 10th Anniversary Party on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Heidi Klum, left, and Tim Gunn arrive at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Heidi Klum, left, and Tim Gunn pose backstage with the awards for outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program for "Project Runway" at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn arrive at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Tim Gunn seen at Peace Over Violence 42nd Annual Humanitarian Awards, on Friday, Oct., 25, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for POV/AP Images)
Tim Gunn, host and executive producer of "Under the Gunn", speaks on stage at the Lifetime/A&E Winter Press Tour, on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for A&E Networks/AP Images)
Heidi Klum, left, and Tim Gunn speak on stage at the Television Academy's Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theater L.A. LIVE on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
Heidi Klum, left, and Tim Gunn, right, take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during the Project Runway finale at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Fashion guru Tim Gunn speaks while joining design experts for a forum on first ladies and fashion at the National Archives in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
"I think absolutely nothing [of her] to be perfectly honest," he comments. "And I'm assuming there's a huge, perhaps million dollars 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."
"[But] I shouldn't say that she doesn't [have "it"]," he concedes. "I don't know her -- she may be a perfectly lovely young woman. I just feel that she's tainted by the Kardashian aura of yuck!"
Gunn's blunt criticism however, is not only reserved for the Kardashian clan. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, he admitted that he "hated" the most recent season of Project Runway. The fashion show crowned its season 14 winner on Thursday night -- designer Ashley Nell Tipton -- who sent an entirely plus-size collection down the runway.
"I'm telling you -- and I haven't said this very much -- I hated season 14," Gunn says. "I hated it. I felt that other than a couple of designers, they weren't working up to their potential. The whole thing was lackluster."
Aside from calling out most of the contestants for not being "hungry" enough, he also puts some blame on the judges, which include Heidi Klum, designer Zac Posen, and Marie Claire creative director Nina Garcia.
"One says it's black, the other says it's white, and they don't really listen and they don't really look," Gunn comments. "It makes me so cross and pissed off, frankly."