binghamcup2014 web

  • Home
  • News
  • Eminent Persons report suppressed until CHOGM
Tim Gunn says trangender models don't belong in runway shows
Feb25

Tim Gunn says trangender models don't belong in runway shows

LAST UPDATED // Tuesday, 25 February 2014 11:48 Written by // Cec Busby

Project Runway’s Tim Gunn has suggested he is conflicted about the use of transgender models in women’s runway shows, saying they lead to unrealistic body issues.

Gunn made the comments in an article on Huffington Post where he was asked his opinion on Andrej Pejic  and the appropriateness of trangsnder or male models in womens’ runway shows.

“The fact that fashion designers would put basically adolescent-shaped boys or men in women’s clothes is head-scratching for me because, anatomically, women and men have different shapes. So, to be looking at women’s fashion on a tall, skinny guy with no hips, there’s no way you can project yourself into those clothes,” Gunn Told Huff Post.

“It underscores all of those body issues that we know women have,” he continued. “It’s the world telling us that there’s something wrong with us and that we’d look better in our clothes and the world would think us more beautiful if we looked like this. I think it’s horrible.”

He also thought little of clothing giant, Barney’s recent ad campaign, ‘Brothers. Sisters, Sons and Daughters’  which featured 17 transgender models, suggesting it was preaching to the converted.

Gunn said:  “I feel that these are people who are already ‘on the team.’ I think it could be more impactful if Target or Kmart were to do such a thing.”

The LGBT community disagrees, with many coming out in support of Barneys for sending a positive nessage to young LGBT people.

The Barney’s campaign was shot by LGBT advocate Bruce Weber.

Check out a few images from the Barney campaign below

news-barneys

news-barneys2

news-barney3

news-barneys4

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and GayNewsNetwork.com.au.

Comments (3)

  • ghost

    25 February 2014 at 17:30 |
    "So, to be looking at women’s fashion on a tall, skinny guy with no hips, there’s no way you can project yourself into those clothes"

    Wait, isn't that pretty much every high fashion model ever he just described?
  • Polargirl

    25 February 2014 at 15:07 |
    Transgender people should be discriminated against for the good of society. Women can neither think for themselves nor control themselves so society should do it for them.

    Where have I heard these bigoted memes before?
  • Nikola Kovacs

    25 February 2014 at 13:25 |
    You would think that somebody in the fashion industry would understand that the gender binary is an invention and that there are no such thing as women's clothes and men's clothes - and that there are just clothes.

    Dresses and Lingerie are for people who like to wear dresses and people who like to wear Lingerie - likewise Tuxedos and Boxer Shorts are for people who like to wear boxer shorts and tuxedos ...

Leave a comment

You are commenting as guest. Optional login below.