Tim Gunn: Anna Wintour's Bodyguards Carry Her Down Stairs

06/21/2010 08:05 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

As it turns out, Naomi Campbell isn't the only fashionista who refuses to take the stairs. In Tim Gunn's new book "Gunn's Golden Rules," the "Project Runway" mentor recalls seeing Anna Wintour get down five flights with a little help from her bodyguards after designer Peter Som's 2006 show at the Metropolitan Pavilion. An excerpt from the book from the New York Post:

"I was with a colleague from Parsons, and we had been discussing the will-she-or-won't-she-take-the-elevator question, so we ran over to the elevator bay to see if Anna would deign to get on. She wasn't there. Then we looked over the stairway railing. And what did we see but Anna being carried down the stairs. The bodyguards had made a fireman's lock and were racing her from landing to landing. She was sitting on their crossed arms."

Gunn also remembers once running into Vogue editor at large Andre Leon Talley before a panel:

"When we return to the green room, we see that someone has spread a translucent barber's bib over Andre and he's reclining, his arms at his sides. He's being fed grapes and cubes of cheese one by one, like a bird in a nest."

Vogue denied the veracity of both stories.