1. Headline
  1. Headline
Image: Tim Gunn
Andrew H. Walker  /  Getty Images
Fashion guru and "Project Runway" mentor Tim Gunn isn't shy about sharing his thoughts.
Access Hollywood
updated 9/16/2010 6:52:41 PM ET 2010-09-16T22:52:41

Lindsay Lohan may be working on getting her career back on track, but her venture last fall as the fashion director at Ungaro was ghastly, says Tim Gunn.

The “Project Runway” mentor told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Thursday’s Access Hollywood Live that Lohan’s collection was a major fashion faux pas.

Photos: The adorable Suri Cruise!

“Mr. Ungaro is dead and God knows he must have been rolling over in his grave, but I thought, this is one of the last couture houses left in this entire world. Lindsay Lohan is the creative director? How absurd is that!” Gunn told Bush and Hoover of the actress, who once served as a “Project Runway” guest judge. “It would be like asking, I don’t know, like, asking Suri Cruise to pilot a fighter jet.”

Speaking of Suri, Gunn, who just released his latest book, “Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work,” fired off on the toddler’s looks and her famous parents.

  1. More Entertainment stories
    1. Autistic ballerina dances her way into hearts

      In a popular YouTube video, the beaming little ballerina dances an entire four-minute routine seemingly perfectly, matchin...

    2. Every on-screen drink in 'Mad Men' in 5 minutes
    3. See the 'Dancing' stars' most memorable moves
    4. Emmy's biggest snubs? Cranston, Hamm, more
    5. 'Toy Story' toys burn up in prank on mom

Photos: Rockin’ shots of Taylor Momsen!

“Suri is, she’s her mother and father’s dress up doll and I feel in many ways she’s a fashion victim and it’s just very inappropriate,” Gunn critiqued.

As for those kitten heels the 4-year-old has sported, Gunn said those don’t work at all.

Related story: Gunn says Taylor Momsen is 'sad' and 'pathetic'

“I think it’s unsafe too. She’s a little kid and [she’s] tottering around on these stilettos or quasi stilettos. It’s really inappropriate and I feel bad for her in a manner of speaking,” he said.

While he’s critical of Suri’s outfits and Lindsay Lohan’s fashion gigs, Gunn is less concerned about Lady Gaga and her MTV Video Music Awards meat dress.

  1. Most popular

“Well, it’s not fashion, it’s a costume and it was meant to provoke, it did, people are talking about it, but do you really want to smell your costume,” the former Parsons New School For Design faculty members said. “I mean, God only knows what it was like.”

Gunn isn’t sure though that Lady Gaga’s fashion forays will continue to move people.

“I have great respect for her talents, I think that this way of presenting herself is going to grow tired and stale eventually, and if it’s about shock value, what’s next? The mind reels when you really think about where it could go,” he said.

Copyright 2013 by NBC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Video: Curtis says Lohan will 'learn some lessons'

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

More on TODAY.com

  1. Joan Lunden: 10 things I wish I knew before I was diagnosed with breast cancer

    From the moment you hear the words ‘You have breast cancer,’ it’s almost like you’re shot out of a cannon. Here are 10 things I wish I knew before I was diagnosed.

    10/1/2014 10:52:45 AM +00:00 2014-10-01T10:52:45
  2. Want to help? A guide to breast cancer charities

    In the United States an estimated 296,000 women and 2,240 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and almost 40,000 women and 410 men will die of the disease. That's one death every 14 minutes, according to the National Breast Cancer Coalition.

    10/1/2014 10:45:11 AM +00:00 2014-10-01T10:45:11
  3. Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
  1. Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

    Secret Service director resigns amid scandal

    10/1/2014 7:30:52 PM +00:00 2014-10-01T19:30:52
  1. Texas Ebola patient had contact with kids

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said in a press conference on Wednesday that “some school-age children” had been identified as having contact with the man diagnosed with the first case of Ebola in the United States. 

    10/1/2014 5:37:52 PM +00:00 2014-10-01T17:37:52
  1. Carrie Vitt

    5 things we learned from '100 Days of Real Food' blogger Lisa Leake

    10/1/2014 6:30:19 PM +00:00 2014-10-01T18:30:19