Tim Gunn knows a thing or two about what does and doesn’t work when it comes to fashion. So it comes as no surprise that the fashion guru isn’t a fan of Snooki and what he calls the “Snooki-ization” of young women and teens.
In fact, he thinks parents need to step in and have a role in their children’s fashion choices. In a recent interview with TroyPatch, Tim shares his advice for both parents and young girls as far as fashion goes, and even talks a little bit about his hatred of prom fashion!
“When it comes to appropriate dressing, it’s a matter of not showing too much skin, to be perfectly honest. I don’t like talking about it, but occasionally I will talk about the Snooki-ization of young women and teens – and a 12-year-old is about to be a teen. Parents have to draw a line in the sand and say “no.” It’s very, very important.
I’m not saying that a 12-year-old girl should be dressed monastically, but at the same time, there is a tendency to oversexualize young women, and I feel it’s hugely inappropriate, and parents need to have a role. And the reason I say parents have a right, and even an obligation, to step in is because they’re paying for the clothes and the accessories. So, in a manner of speaking, they own them – not the 12-year-old.”
And when it comes to prom, well, let’s just say Tim isn’t a fan of prom fashion. His advice for young people out there:
“I hate prom clothes. I hate, loathe and despise them. For some reason, young women think it’s an opportunity to suddenly look like a hooker, and for young men – what’s with all these pastel tuxedos? Who doesn’t want to go classic with something black? I have to add that my heart goes out to young people, because I think the whole prom experience can be so incredibly painful. Just think about Cinderella and not about Snooki, that’s my advice for the women.”