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The Asylum

A Collage of Couture Reminiscences...and Hysteria
  • By Simon Doonan
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After nearly a lifetime spent in the Industry, author and fashion insider Simon Doonan is ready to let you in on a little secret: his peers in this multibillion-dollar industry are just as nutty as the denizens of your local loony bin. In The Asylum, an unabashedly hilarious memoir-in-essays, Doonan, the creative ambassador for Barneys New York, tells the real-life stories of glamorous madness and stylish insanity.

Doonan has seen it all: from dealing with models unable to work for fear of ghosts, to deep-sea fishing with a couturier pal and his jailbird companion, to watching Anna Wintour remain perfectly calm while the ceiling fell--literally--in the middle of Fashion Week. The outlandish family Doonan knew as a child has given way to alarmingly similar lunatic peers in the fashion world: style insiders see patterns and trends in everything; they suffer from outsize personality disorders and delusions of grandeur; and, of course, they have a predilection for theatrical makeup and artfully destroyed clothing. No one is more suited to the asylum than the truly die-hard fashionista--after all, eccentricity and extremism are the foundations of great style.

Hailed as "a must-read for fashionistas and non-fashionistas alike," (Michael Kors) and "raucous and revelatory" (Booklist), Doonan's critically acclaimed collection gives us the scoop on the kooky, cutthroat--but always fabulous--fashion world, and proves the author to be one of the sharpest humorists writing today.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780399173714
    • Manufacturer: Blue Rider Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780399173714
    • Publication Date: 02/01/2015
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Simon Doonan
    • Page Count: 288
    • Weight: 1.00 pounds
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