• "Learn to point the finger. If people are giving you the thumbs down on your outfit, simply pass the buck, 'Yes, I know… isn't it hideous! The designer should be ashamed of himself.'"

  • "Sometimes fashion can damage your credibility: nobody wants a colonoscopy performed by some chick in a Comme des Garcons hump dress or a Cavalli sequined unitard."

  • "I like my politicians-and their wives-to be frumpy and frowzy. They must deny themselves any fashion indulgences so that the rest of us can be flossie flosssie and fabulous."

  • "As you get older make sure your eye-wear gets larger. Think Yoko Ono! Think Swifty Lazar! By the time I am 80 I want to be Mr McGoo."

  • "Ditsy jewelry is annoying and unacceptable. Rocks and gems should be emphatic: e.g., turquoise. It’s bold, it’s chunky, it’s bohemian–even if you’re not. It has many moods and magic properties including, some say, the power to protect a rider from a falling off a horse."

Simon in the News

“I like nice clothes, whether they’re dodgy or not.” David Beckham Author Simon Doonan has two passions in life: Fashion and Soccer. At one time these two obsessions would have made very strange bedfellows. But times have changed: soccer and fashion have fallen in love. The unapologetic and unbridled style choices of today’s soccer stars offer a fascinating window into the heart of the game. Looking at the beautiful game through the lens of style, Doonan entertainingly explores the magic and madness of this unique culture. Charting soccer style from its very beginnings, he pays homage to the great style icons of the game, from George Best to Lionel Messi, before turning his gaze to the hair, the tattoos, and the cars, not to mention those other style icons of the game: the fans, the managers, and, of course, the WAGs. Doonan’s laser wit and hilarious observations are complemented by more than 230 photographs, making this a laugh-out-loud read for even the most fickle soccer fan or fashionista.

Available June 12th, Pre-Order the US edition here

Simon in the News

“I like nice clothes, whether they’re dodgy or not.” David Beckham Author Simon Doonan has two passions in life: Fashion and Soccer. At one time these two obsessions would have made very strange bedfellows. But times have changed: soccer and fashion have fallen in love. The unapologetic and unbridled style choices of today’s soccer stars offer a fascinating window into the heart of the game. Looking at the beautiful game through the lens of style, Doonan entertainingly explores the magic and madness of this unique culture. Charting soccer style from its very beginnings, he pays homage to the great style icons of the game, from George Best to Lionel Messi, before turning his gaze to the hair, the tattoos, and the cars, not to mention those other style icons of the game: the fans, the managers, and, of course, the WAGs. Doonan’s laser wit and hilarious observations are complemented by more than 230 photographs, making this a laugh-out-loud read for even the most fickle soccer fan or fashionista.

Available June 11th, Pre-Order the UK edition here

Simon in Print

Valley of the Dolls, 50th Anniversary Edition

with forward by Simon Doonan

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Simon in the News

One Couple’s Imagination Goes Wild at a 1967 Weekend Retreat.

Story by Simon Doonan in the October 2016 issue of Dwell Magazine.

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Simon on Slate

May 27, 2016

Getting It Right

A field guide to the five tribes of modern male fashion.

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Simon on Slate

April 26, 2016

The Stylish Sphynx

Remembering Prince, the miniature master of working a look.

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Simon in the News

Life Isn’t Going to Be Grim, Because You Can Wear a Satin Blouson…

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Simon on Slate

February 29, 2016

Spotlight

Oscars red carpet fashion is a terrible responsibility. Who lived up to the challenge?

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