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 Simon Doonan Biography

Writer, bon-vivant, window dresser extraordinaire, and fashion commentator Simon Doonan has worked in fashion for over 35 years.

He has written six books: Confessions of a Window Dresser, Wacky Chicks, a memoir entitled Beautiful People, and tongue-in-cheek style guides entitled Eccentric Glamour and Gay Men Don't Get Fat. His latest book, The Asylum: A Collage of Fashion Reminiscences…and Hysteria is a collection of stories from his 35 years in the fashion industry. He has written regularly for The New York Observer, The Daily Beast, and currently writes a biweekly humor column for SLATE.com.

Simon is a regular guest at The MOTH, the well-known storytelling series. His contributions have consistently become their most popular podcasts and NPR broadcasts.

A TV comedy series based on Beautiful People has aired in the UK, the US, and Australia. Simon has been a featured guest on late-night talk shows such as Chelsea Lately and The Conan O'Brien Show. He has regularly appeared on America's Next Top Model, VH1, Full Frontal Fashion, and Bravo.

Simon has won many awards for his groundbreaking and unconventional window displays, including the CFDA Award. In 2009 he was invited by President and Mrs. Obama to decorate the White House for the Holidays. In 2010 Simon was commissioned by Target to design the season's Halloween costumes.

Simon Doonan lives in New York City with his partner, the ceramicist and designer Jonathan Adler, and their Norwich terrier Liberace.

From the hallways of corporate America to the intimacy of the famous MOTH podcasts, Doonan shares his wickedly witty take on everything from style, fashion, and our celebrity-obsessed culture, to everyday topics seen through the lens of his trademark irreverant humor.

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The Asylum: A collage of couture reminiscences...and hysteria

The Asylum: A collage of couture reminiscences...and hysteria

Gay Men Don't Get Fat

Gay Men Don't Get Fat

Eccentric Glamour: Creating an Insanely More Fabulous You

Eccentric Glamour: Creating an Insanely More Fabulous You

Beautiful People: My Family and Other Glamorous Varmints

Beautiful People: My Family and Other Glamorous Varmints

Wacky Chicks: Life Lessons from Fearlessly Inappropriate and Fabulously Eccentric Women

Wacky Chicks: Life Lessons from Fearlessly Inappropriate and Fabulously Eccentric Women

Nasty: My Family and Other Glamorous Varmints

Nasty: My Family and Other Glamorous Varmints

Speaking Topics
  • Confessions of a Window Dresser

    Fashion has become the ultimate distraction. From shows like Project Runway to the never-ending coverage of what the latest celebrity is wearing, it pervades almost every facet of popular culture today. As the creative director of Barney’s, Simon Doonan is a true fashion insider who believes in fashion as a ROUTE TO of self-expression. But he also likes to call himself a "fashion contrarian," challenging strongly-held beliefs about style and encouraging fun every step of the way. In this very visual presentation loaded with gorgeous images, Doonan offers a true inside look into the exclusive and often silly world of fashion. He explores the pop culture of the last twenty years, including the grooviest merchandise, the hottest fashion trends, and the most gossiped about glitterati. With his inimitable British sense of humor , Doonan shares his creative inspirations, insights on his collaborations with fashion designers (Prada, Comme des Garcons, Chanel, Armani, Lang, Alaia, Lacroix, Gaultier, among many others), and what it's like to work with some of our day's most notorious artists and celebrities

  • Wacky Chicks: Life Lessons From Fearlessly Inappropriate and Fabulously Eccentric Women

    Simon Doonan has long been fascinated with unconventional women. According to Doonan, a wacky chick (w.c.) is B.R.U.N.C.H.: "belligerent, resilient, uninhibited, naughty, creative and hilarious. She's got attitude and shows it." As the saying goes, "Well-behaved women seldom make history," and Doonan celebrates the women who defy rules, shape the cultural landscape, and enrich the world all with wild originality and rule-breaking chutzpah.

  • Eccentric Glamour

    The 21st century is shaping up to be, at least from a style point of view, the most terrifying, titillating, tumultuous, fabulously tacky, gloriously glam-obsessed, spray-tanned, deliciously deranged, and relentlessly entertaining period in the history of La Mode. Offering an antidote to the trend of what he calls "porno chic" and the botox makeovers that make so many women look the Real Housewives of Orange County, Doonan believes that developing a glamorously eccentric style involves revealing and magnifying everything which is unique and idiosyncratic about you. A wonderful blend of anecdotes and advice, Doonan’s presentation offers the women of America an alternative to the ubiquitous cheapness and tackiness which currently passes for personal style. SAY NO TO HO!....and yes to ECCENTRIC GLAMOUR!

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    Booking fees for Simon Doonan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Simon Doonan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Simon Doonan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Simon Doonan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Simon Doonan for your next private or corporate function.
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Simon Doonan

Author, SLATE columnist Creative Ambassador for Barneys New York

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Simon Doonan Biography

Writer, bon-vivant, window dresser extraordinaire, and fashion commentator Simon Doonan has worked in fashion for over 35 years.

He has written six books: Confessions of a Window Dresser, Wacky Chicks, a memoir entitled Beautiful People, and tongue-in-cheek style guides entitled Eccentric Glamour and Gay Men Don't Get Fat. His latest book, The Asylum: A Collage of Fashion Reminiscences…and Hysteria is a collection of stories from his 35 years in the fashion industry. He has written regularly for The New York Observer, The Daily Beast, and currently writes a biweekly humor column for SLATE.com.

Simon is a regular guest at The MOTH, the well-known storytelling series. His contributions have consistently become their most popular podcasts and NPR broadcasts.

A TV comedy series based on Beautiful People has aired in the UK, the US, and Australia. Simon has been a featured guest on late-night talk shows such as Chelsea Lately and The Conan O'Brien Show. He has regularly appeared on America's Next Top Model, VH1, Full Frontal Fashion, and Bravo.

Simon has won many awards for his groundbreaking and unconventional window displays, including the CFDA Award. In 2009 he was invited by President and Mrs. Obama to decorate the White House for the Holidays. In 2010 Simon was commissioned by Target to design the season's Halloween costumes.

Simon Doonan lives in New York City with his partner, the ceramicist and designer Jonathan Adler, and their Norwich terrier Liberace.

From the hallways of corporate America to the intimacy of the famous MOTH podcasts, Doonan shares his wickedly witty take on everything from style, fashion, and our celebrity-obsessed culture, to everyday topics seen through the lens of his trademark irreverant humor.

Simon Doonan Videos

  • Dayna Isom Johnson & Simon Doonan Joins The BUILD Brunch Table
  • Simon Doonan: Eccentric Glamour
  • The Moth Presents Simon Doonan: The First Elf

Simon Doonan Books

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Simon Doonan Speaking Topics

  • Confessions of a Window Dresser

    Fashion has become the ultimate distraction. From shows like Project Runway to the never-ending coverage of what the latest celebrity is wearing, it pervades almost every facet of popular culture today. As the creative director of Barney’s, Simon Doonan is a true fashion insider who believes in fashion as a ROUTE TO of self-expression. But he also likes to call himself a "fashion contrarian," challenging strongly-held beliefs about style and encouraging fun every step of the way. In this very visual presentation loaded with gorgeous images, Doonan offers a true inside look into the exclusive and often silly world of fashion. He explores the pop culture of the last twenty years, including the grooviest merchandise, the hottest fashion trends, and the most gossiped about glitterati. With his inimitable British sense of humor , Doonan shares his creative inspirations, insights on his collaborations with fashion designers (Prada, Comme des Garcons, Chanel, Armani, Lang, Alaia, Lacroix, Gaultier, among many others), and what it's like to work with some of our day's most notorious artists and celebrities

  • Wacky Chicks: Life Lessons From Fearlessly Inappropriate and Fabulously Eccentric Women

    Simon Doonan has long been fascinated with unconventional women. According to Doonan, a wacky chick (w.c.) is B.R.U.N.C.H.: "belligerent, resilient, uninhibited, naughty, creative and hilarious. She's got attitude and shows it." As the saying goes, "Well-behaved women seldom make history," and Doonan celebrates the women who defy rules, shape the cultural landscape, and enrich the world all with wild originality and rule-breaking chutzpah.

  • Eccentric Glamour

    The 21st century is shaping up to be, at least from a style point of view, the most terrifying, titillating, tumultuous, fabulously tacky, gloriously glam-obsessed, spray-tanned, deliciously deranged, and relentlessly entertaining period in the history of La Mode. Offering an antidote to the trend of what he calls "porno chic" and the botox makeovers that make so many women look the Real Housewives of Orange County, Doonan believes that developing a glamorously eccentric style involves revealing and magnifying everything which is unique and idiosyncratic about you. A wonderful blend of anecdotes and advice, Doonan’s presentation offers the women of America an alternative to the ubiquitous cheapness and tackiness which currently passes for personal style. SAY NO TO HO!....and yes to ECCENTRIC GLAMOUR!

FAQs on booking Simon Doonan

  • How to book Simon Doonan?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Simon Doonan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Simon Doonan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Simon Doonan or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Simon Doonan?

    Booking fees for Simon Doonan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Simon Doonan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Simon Doonan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Simon Doonan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Simon Doonan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Simon Doonan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Simon Doonan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Simon Doonan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Simon Doonan for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Simon Doonan generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Giuliana Rancic, Christian Siriano, Jessica Herrin, Jeannie Mai and Daymond John. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Simon Doonan for an upcoming event.

Simon Doonan Speaker Videos

  • Dayna Isom Johnson & Simon Doonan Joins The BUILD Brunch Table
    Simon Doonan: Eccentric Glamour
  • The Moth Presents Simon Doonan: The First Elf
    Simon Doonan | Interview | TimesTalks

Simon Doonan Speaking Topics

  • Confessions of a Window Dresser

    Fashion has become the ultimate distraction. From shows like Project Runway to the never-ending coverage of what the latest celebrity is wearing, it pervades almost every facet of popular culture today. As the creative director of Barney’s, Simon Doonan is a true fashion insider who believes in fashion as a ROUTE TO of self-expression. But he also likes to call himself a "fashion contrarian," challenging strongly-held beliefs about style and encouraging fun every step of the way. In this very visual presentation loaded with gorgeous images, Doonan offers a true inside look into the exclusive and often silly world of fashion. He explores the pop culture of the last twenty years, including the grooviest merchandise, the hottest fashion trends, and the most gossiped about glitterati. With his inimitable British sense of humor , Doonan shares his creative inspirations, insights on his collaborations with fashion designers (Prada, Comme des Garcons, Chanel, Armani, Lang, Alaia, Lacroix, Gaultier, among many others), and what it's like to work with some of our day's most notorious artists and celebrities

  • Wacky Chicks: Life Lessons From Fearlessly Inappropriate and Fabulously Eccentric Women

    Simon Doonan has long been fascinated with unconventional women. According to Doonan, a wacky chick (w.c.) is B.R.U.N.C.H.: "belligerent, resilient, uninhibited, naughty, creative and hilarious. She's got attitude and shows it." As the saying goes, "Well-behaved women seldom make history," and Doonan celebrates the women who defy rules, shape the cultural landscape, and enrich the world all with wild originality and rule-breaking chutzpah.

  • Eccentric Glamour

    The 21st century is shaping up to be, at least from a style point of view, the most terrifying, titillating, tumultuous, fabulously tacky, gloriously glam-obsessed, spray-tanned, deliciously deranged, and relentlessly entertaining period in the history of La Mode. Offering an antidote to the trend of what he calls "porno chic" and the botox makeovers that make so many women look the Real Housewives of Orange County, Doonan believes that developing a glamorously eccentric style involves revealing and magnifying everything which is unique and idiosyncratic about you. A wonderful blend of anecdotes and advice, Doonan’s presentation offers the women of America an alternative to the ubiquitous cheapness and tackiness which currently passes for personal style. SAY NO TO HO!....and yes to ECCENTRIC GLAMOUR!

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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