The same week that Andreja Pejic came out publicly as a transgender model, Project Runway’s Tim Gunn is admitting that he has mixed feelings about a trans woman in the runway.
‘I’m conflicted,’ Gunn told Huffington Post prior to Pejic’s announcement. ‘On one hand, I don’t want to say that because you were a man and now you’re a woman, you can’t be in a women’s fashion show. But I feel it’s a dicey issue.
‘The fact of the matter is, when you are transgender – if you go, say, male to female – you’re not having your pelvis broken and having it expanded surgically. You still have the anatomical bone structure of a man.’
For Gunn, it’s all about women and men having different shapes anatomically.
‘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,’ he says.
‘It underscores all of those body issues that we know women have,” Gunn adds. ‘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.’