Tim Gunn offered lofty praise of Project Runway winner Christian Siriano at last night’s GLAAD Awards. “I really believe he is his generation’s Marc Jacobs. I really do,” Gunn said. Now that comment is like, Whoa, considering Marc Jacobs is arguably today’s most famous and influential fashion designer. But, hey, Victoria Beckham goes nuts for both of them! Gunn continued, “We have found America’s next great fashion designer. We really have. I’m confident.” And it only took about four years.
Gunn was also good-humored about the Saturday Night Live’s Project Runway sketch, in which he was parodied. “I loved it,” he said. “But Amy Poehler’s Christian! I was thinking, ‘Maybe Christian is there. Maybe he’s doing it — is it really Amy Poehler?’ She was amazing.”
But back to the real Siriano, not Poehler’s version: Gunn doesn’t think he will fall off the runway any time soon. “He’s bound to show at September Fashion Week,” Gunn said. Oh, joy! We hope we’re in for more Big Bird dresses. — Bennett Marcus