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