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Gunn blasts Lohan, calls Suri a 'fashion victim'

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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

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