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.