• "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

Q&A: Simon Doonan on Why Stars Should Buy Their Gowns for Awards Shows

Awards-show red carpets are highly curated spectacles, filled with perfectly styled, perfect people in lavish (and often exceedingly beautiful) borrowed clothes. And while many of us watch these spectacles because of the fashion, Barneys’ creative ambassador-at-large Simon Doonan thinks that awards-show dressing doesn’t actually have much to do with fashion at all.

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Simon on Slate

December 18, 2013

Marilyn Monroe’s Two Secrets: What I learned about the icon by folding her capri pants.

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Simon on Slate

December 12, 2013

This Year Everyone Gets Neon.
A colorful bargain gift guide for everyone on your list.

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Simon on Slate

December 11, 2013

A $335,000 Tiara? You Shouldn’t Have!
Absurdly expensive gifts for the super-rich.

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Simon in the News

Lucky Magazine: Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan’s Complete Guide To Throwing The Best Holiday Party Ever

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Simon on Instagram

Boca with the folks for the holidays. A time to relax and primp. #fellinigoestoflorida #bnyholiday

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