As a lovely kick off to fashion week, online editors and bloggers were treated to storytime with Simon Doonan at Barneys’ Upper West Side location yesterday morning. The retailer’s always-quotable ambassador at large was on hand to read from his latest tome (his seventh), The Asylum, A Collage of Couture Reminiscences… And Hysteria, out this month.
As you can imagine, Doonan, who has been in the industry for some 30-plus years, has many “reminiscences” worth sharing. When I arrived late (I went to the wrong Barneys… shh… ) he was regaling the crowd with a story about Tom Ford giving him a wedgie. And that was only the beginning.