Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador-at-Large at Barneys
The most embarrassing thing that ever happened to me at fashion week was having a long deep very intellectual conversation with a certain high very fauncy aristocratic fashionista from England and realizing that my fly was undone the whole time.
What show was this?
It was in the ’90s. It might have been Lacroix, sweetie, Lacroix. People tend to be very concerned about not doing anything embarrassing, it’s like the opposite of being in a sports bar. It would be great if more embarrassing things happened.
Actually everyone I’ve asked has some decently embarrassing stories.
Girls are just innately embarrassing. There’s always something going on with a brassiere exploding. There’s so much that can go wrong. With boys, that’s what we do, we belch and fart and do weird things. If I was a girl I’d definitely has a sex change and become a really weird F to M. Maybe that’s what I am. People think I am probably.