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October 20, 2006
If the shoes fit ...

tim gunn.jpg I'm glad I was running late this morning because I caught the opening segment of "Live With Regis & Kelly." But, instead of Regis, "Project Runway" mentor Tim Gunn was co-hosting.

Now, I love this guy because he makes no bones about what he likes and doesn't like when it comes to fashion - whether it's on his hit Bravo show, which just ended for this season, or walking along the streets of Manhattan.

Anyway, the topic turned to shoes. That's when Kelly plopped a way-expensive Christian Louboutin red patent leather stiletto on the desk. She quipped about having wide feet and how hard it is to wear tight shoes. Then, she talked about flying and how she takes her shoes off to get comfortable.

ugg.jpgWell, one thing led to another and Kelly confessed that she likes wearing Ugg boots when she flies because she can get them back on easily if her feet swell. Tim was mortified, let me tell you. The man says "Ugh!" to Uggs.

crocs.jpgThe conversation then turned to Kelly's affection for Crocs, those popular rubbery shoes with holes in them. Tim doesn't like those, either. Kelly tried to convince him she only wears them to "garden."

When Tim asked how many pairs she owns, Kelly says "two. In black and gold."

"You mean they having evening Crocs?" Tim asked.

To top it all off, the show produced a pair of green Crocs for Tim to model. A good sport, he obliged and was admonished by Kelly to "make it work" as he strode across the set. He asked for aluminum foil to complete his "man from Mars" look.

Goofy, yes. But it proves Gunn has a good sense of humor - even for trends he'd just as soon see banished.

Speaking of Crocs, they may be comfortable, but I think they make your feet look big. As for Uggs, well, I confess to owning several pairs - in assorted colors.

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