Tag Archives: Simon Doonan

HomoQuotable – Simon Doonan

“In addition to all the gay stuff, Alexander McQueen’s psyche was further tormented by the British class system. He was drawn to the pageantry and the toffs (aristo Isabella Blow, who also committed suicide, was his muse) but repelled by their assumed superiority. (While finishing up a bespoke jacket for Prince Charles, he famously stitched a label that read “I’m ...

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HomoQuotable – Simon Doonan

“The irony of Tinselgate is fairly breathtaking: A person donates his time and expertise—for free!—thereby saving taxpayer money. That same person then uses his ingenuity—incorporating the creativity of kids and needy folk and reusing tchotchkes from previous administrations, thereby saving even more dosh—and ends up on the receiving end of a torrent of threats and physical abuse from his fellow ...

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Tempest In A Treepot: Simon Doonan’s White House Ornaments

Simon Doonan, the openly gay creative director of Barney’s, was hired last month to decorate the White House for the holidays. Cue the wingnuts, who are now completely losing their shit because of a few ornaments Doonan hung on one of the White House’s many Christmas trees. Adorning one of the ornaments is a signed photo from NYC drag star ...

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Drive-By Barneys

Barney’s, who is arguably Gotham’s most famed fancy clothier, hurriedly removed their latest window displays after customers and passers-by objected to scenes depicting female mannequins being strafed by bullets. Simon Doonan, creative director of Barneys, said the displays were installed while he was away overseeing advertising shoots and that he had ordered them dismantled. They were taken down shortly after ...

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