Simon Doonan: Writer, Bon Vivant, Media Personality, Famous Window Dresser, Creative Ambassador for Barneys New York


Confessions of a Window Dresser, Wacky Chicks, a memoir entitled Beautiful People, a tongue‑in‑cheek style guide entitled Eccentric Glamour, and a humor life-style spoof entitled Gay Men Don’t Get Fat. Next book: a collage of fashion reminiscinces entitled Fashion Asylum being discharged in September 2013.

Random Scribblings

The New York Observer, The Daily Beast, Harpers Bazaar, Glamour, and a regular column for Slate entitled Notes from the Fashion Apocalypse.

Noteworthy Stuff

A TV comedy series based on Beautiful People has aired in the UK, the US, and Australia. Simon has been a featured guest on late-night talk show such as Chelsea Lately and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He has regularly appeared on America’s Next Top Model, VH1, Full Frontal Fashion, Bravo and Gossip Girl. In 2010 Simon was commissioned by Target to design the season’s Halloween costumes.

Random 80s Fabulosity

Simon designed the gallery set for Beverly Hills Cop starring Eddie Murphy. Simon appears in the Kim Carnes video for “Bette Davis Eyes”. Simon worked for Diana Vreeland at the Costume Institute before joining Barneys.


Simon has won every fashion award on Earth including the CFDA Award. In 2009 he was invited by President and Mrs. Obama to decorate the White House for the Holidays.


lives in New York City with his partner, the ceramicist and designer Jonathan Adler and their rescue terrier Foxy.