• "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 on Slate

June 2, 2014

Sick of Kimye?

If those two lovebirds had a better nickname maybe you would feel differently.

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Simon on Slate

May 5, 2014

Remembering L’Wren

The designer and stylist was one of the fashion world’s rare humorists.

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Simon on Slate

April 21, 2014

Put Your Clothes On!
Why I hate nudity on television.

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Simon in Print

Simon contributes to the new book Greenwich Village Stories: A Collection of Memories.

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Simon in the News

When Downtown Was Cool: Mario Batali, Simon Doonan, Wynton Marsalis Remember the Good Old Days.

Greenwich Village holds a mythical place in the history of NYC. Three legends in their own right remember the neighborhood that helped shape them into the artists they have become.

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Simon on Slate

April 8, 2014

Beware of Normcore.
The bogus-sounding new fashion trend is all too real.

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Simon on Slate

March 20, 2014

Throw Out the Rule Book!
Let’s reinvent etiquette for the 21st century.

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Simon on Slate

March 3, 2014

The Old Broads Killed It!
The best and worst of Oscar fashion.

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Simon in the News

It’s Kind of a Funny Story: Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler

The first in a brand new Man Repeller series that will profile fashion couples on how they met.

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