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In the midst of his Asylum book tour, Doonan talks Instagram, Miley Cyrus and the appeal of the demented.
The fashion industry isn’t for the faint of heart, and if there’s one thing we’ve come to expect, it’s a ceaseless stream of quotables that will either make us chortle, gawk, or in some rare cases spit-take our Starbucks (we can usually thank Karl Lagerfeld for that). See who said what to get our Twitter feeds humming this week:
As if Alexander Wang wasn’t busy enough designing collections for Balenciaga or his namesake label, the fashion darling is now working on a limited-edition bag with Samsung and creating hilarious videos with the fake MADtv character of Bon Qui Qui.
In Simon Doonan‘s world, nothing says the holidays quite like a beautifully decorated table — or, in his words, a “melange of eccentric, eclectic” things.
Barneys finally unveiled its controversial “Electric Holiday” video at the New York City flagship store on Wednesday night. The full five-minute digital short is available on the retailer’s website, and we got a good look at what the uproar about “skinny Minnie” was all about.
Pier 57 along the West Side Highway was transformed into a really (and we mean really) long runway for Prabal Gurung‘s spring 2013 show. As we waited in the heat for the show to start, we chatted up Simon Doonan, and picked his brain on our current flavors of the month: Ryan Lochte and Prince Harry.
Is there anyone more eminently quotable than Simon Doonan? The creative ambassador at large of Barney’s stopped by Conan O’Brien last night to discuss his book, Why Gay Men Don’t Get Fat, which means that, naturally, the pair also talked about man boobs, gays at the office, and child pageant stars.
If we had a dime for every time Simon Doonan told us an incontrovertible truth about fashion, we could probably retire early. And last night, at a fashion show he curated for Diet Pepsi, Doonan told us that we’re always going to be disappointed by the style of political figures — because style shouldn’t (and often doesn’t) have a chance to answer the enter the political equation.
If the title of Simon Doonan‘s new book Gay Men Don’t Get Fat offends you, it’s probably just because you haven’t made it past the cover yet.
Give Simon Doonan a window, a cause and enough chicken wire and he can turn nearly any storefront into a retail wonderland. That’s exactly what happened when Pay Pal (yes, Pay Pal) asked the fashion expert and creative ambassador at large of Barney’s to design windows for its new brick-and-mortar showroom in New York City.
Lately, Barney’s Creative Ambassador-At-Large Simon Doonan has been thinking a lot about hair. For the first time in recent memory, there’s a good deal of it on his face — and it’s also all over the bag he designed for Patti Hansen‘s new charity venture Hung On U.
Last night, there were many a Fashion Week party. While we hung out at Prabal Gurung‘s Meatpacking shindig, others saw Odd Future perform at Alexander Wang‘s or went celeb spotting at the Purple party at Le Bain. But it was the Carine Roitfeld Barneys fete that has everyone talking. It all comes down to one word and one word only: KARAOKE.
Designer (of furniture, not of fashion) Jonathan Adler says he’s not too big on going to runway presentations. Because they can seriously mess with your schedule.
This was the week that Fall Fashion Week started! As such, we talked to tons of cool people (Tim Gunn, Simon Doonan and Rachel Roy among them), gawked at some pretty clothes and still got our fill of gossip. Allow us to fill you in on Tom Ford, Vogue Paris, Michelle Obama and more.
Simon Doonan, the creative ambassador-at-large of Barneys, has too much creativity running through his veins to just sit still. Which is why the first time he saw the new Diet Pepsi Skinny Can, he knew immediately had to make a shoe out of it. A really, really big shoe.
Simon Doonan has been given a promotion! Yay, Simon Doonan! Here’s the problem, though: we’re not sure that his workplace boost actually involves more prestige, responsibility or, well, work.
There’s nothing like a good supermodel interview to start your lunch hour off right. In the December issue of Harper’s Bazaar, the ever amazing Simon Doonan interviews 55-year-old Iman who, as you might have already suspected, offers up plenty bon mots about her daily routine, on hazing younger models, and why she’s envious of Michelle Obama.
With Halloween less than three weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about your costume (or if you’re in college, costumes, because Halloween is a week-long affair). We came across Simon Doonan‘s Costume Couture collection a couple months ago, and now he’s starring in some appropriately wacky videos to promote the Target line.
A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Simon Doonan was leaving the New York Observer for more digital pastures, specifically to pen a biweekly column for Slate. Doonan has started his online gig, and we already can’t wait for the next installment.