Simon Doonan's one of our favorite New York fashion figures and we hardly ever turn down a chance to hear him speak. Especially when he's talking with someone of Stefano Pilati's caliber. The two will sit down to discuss the launch of YSL's "New Vintage" Collection at Barneys' Madison Avenue flagship tonight from five to seven. When the collection was first announced, we scratched our heads over what "New Vintage" would mean exactly. Turns out it's a selection—exclusive to Barneys—of classic YSL pieces cut from the unused cloth left over from recent seasons. It's pretty much the chicest sort of recycling we can imagine. The two'll talk fashion on the second floor—see you there! --AMANDA JEAN BOYLE
Simon Doonan Thinks Discussing Michelle Obama's Wardrobe Is 'Unfair and Borderline Insulting'
Simon Doonan is never one to fear going against the grain. He was certainly going against the grain when, a few months ago, he said he didn't think Michelle Obama's style was "chic." Cue the audible gasps! But, Michelle seems to have won him over, after all. In a recent interview with New Republic about his forthcoming book Asylum, Doonan explained his previous comment: