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The asylum : true tales of madness from a life in fashion / Simon Doonan.

By: Doonan, Simon, 1952- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2015Description: 268 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780399173714 (paperback); 0399173714 (paperback).Subject(s): Clothing and dress -- Humour | Fashion -- HumourDDC classification: 746.920207
Contents:
Lipstick on your kneecaps -- From couture to parole -- When bossy bitches roamed the Earth -- Tears for frocks -- Suzy Menkes's saucisson -- Rei Kawakubo's pasties -- Balenciaga could sew with either hand -- The devil and Miguel Adrover -- The nude wall phone -- Thierry Mugler's flying shoulder pads -- The unkindness of chic -- America's next top shaman -- Anna's wondering why we haven't started yet -- The dream crusher -- Tom Ford's moist lip -- Toxins are the new cargo pants -- Thom Browne's hairy ankles -- The Olsens vs the Phoenix Suns -- Coco was a Jersey girl -- The cellulite closet -- Manishewitz? j'adore! -- Plato ripped my blouse -- Willi Smith was a right-on sista -- Alexander will need a room -- Zips up the back with no bones.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

After nearly a lifetime spent in fashion, 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 collection of autobiographical essays, Doonan, the creative ambassador for Barneys New York, tells the real-life stories of glamorous madness and stylish insanity. With his gimlet eye for the absurd and a love for eccentricity, Doonan's personal and professional stories never fail to entertain. 'The David Sedaris of the style universe' ( The Boston Globe ) gives us the scoop on the kooky, cutthroat - but always fabulous - fashion world and proves himself one of the sharpest humourist writing today. 'Simon Doonan is one funny gay nugget.' Chelsea Handler 'The fashion world is - in a word - hysterical! Simon Doonan is the one man who sees it and tells it like it (absurdly) is.' Marc Jacobs 'Simon Doonan is the Bon Qui Qui of fashion - stirring things up and reminding us to keep a sense of humor.' Alexander Wang 'In The Asylum, Simon Doonan's comedic genius explodes out of highbrow shoe boxes.' Leandra Medine, author and blogger ( Man Repeller )

Lipstick on your kneecaps -- From couture to parole -- When bossy bitches roamed the Earth -- Tears for frocks -- Suzy Menkes's saucisson -- Rei Kawakubo's pasties -- Balenciaga could sew with either hand -- The devil and Miguel Adrover -- The nude wall phone -- Thierry Mugler's flying shoulder pads -- The unkindness of chic -- America's next top shaman -- Anna's wondering why we haven't started yet -- The dream crusher -- Tom Ford's moist lip -- Toxins are the new cargo pants -- Thom Browne's hairy ankles -- The Olsens vs the Phoenix Suns -- Coco was a Jersey girl -- The cellulite closet -- Manishewitz? j'adore! -- Plato ripped my blouse -- Willi Smith was a right-on sista -- Alexander will need a room -- Zips up the back with no bones.

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Author's Note Ah! Fashion. A nuthouse? A refuge? Or maybe both. Yes, an asylum in both senses of the word. A place where unemployable crazy people are always welcome. Every seasoned fashion personage has his or her favorite stories of folly, aberration, derangement, kookiness and excess. These are mine. In most instances real names are used. I have tweaked the identities of certain individuals to protect their innocence and cherish their fabulosity. Have I embroidered or embellished? Let me answer that question by quoting Diana Vreeland: "Exaggeration is my only reality." --S. D. Excerpted from The Asylum: True Tales of Madness from a Life in Fashion by Simon Doonan All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.