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Jonathan Adler

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The Asylum Autographed By Simon Doonan

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  • Signed copy of Simon Doonan's latest book. It’s inspiring, it’s touching, & it’s hilarious!

    After more than twenty years in the Industry, author and fashion insider Simon Doonan is ready to let you in on a little secret: his peers in this multibillion-dollar industry are just as nutty as the denizens of your local loony bin. In The Asylum: A Collage of Couture Reminiscences…and Hysteria, an unabashedly hilarious collection of autobiographical essays from the creative ambassador of Barneys New York, he tells the real-life stories of glamorous madness and stylish insanity.

    Doonan has witnessed models unable to work for fear of ghosts, gone deep-sea fishing with a couturier pal and his jailbird companion, and watched Anna Wintour remain perfectly calm while the ceiling fell-literally-in the middle of Fashion Week. Once you start looking, you’ll notice telltale signs of lunacy everywhere: style insiders see patterns and trends in everything; they suffer from outsize personality disorders and delusions of grandeur; and of course, they have a predilection for theatrical makeup and artfully destroyed clothing. The fact is, Doonan argues, no one is more suited to the asylum than the truly die-hard fashionista-after all, eccentricity and extremism are the foundations of great style.

    “The David Sedaris of the style universe” (The Boston Globe), Doonan gives us the scoop on the kooky, cutthroat-but always fabulous-fashion world, and proves himself one of the most entertaining and sharp humorists writing today.

  • • 6" wide x 1" deep x 8.5" high
    • hardcover
    • 288 pages
    • each copy signed by Simon Doonan

  • • This item ships via standard ground shipping.

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