DRAG: The Complete Story
From Shakespeare to RuPaul’s Drag Race, Doonan offers a vivid fascinating history of Drag. His book on this subject donates 100% of author proceeds to the Ali Forney Center in Harlem.
The World of Andy Warhol
Doonan has instigated many Warhol collaborations and written extensively on this topic. Doonan’s unique access to Andy’s world has given him a vivid insider perspective on all aspects – style, art, fashion, music - of Warhol’s personal and creative life.
Doonan’s well-received biography of Keith Haring forms the basis for this highly visual exploration of the exciting and all-to-brief life of one of America’s most important artists.
The unapologetic and unbridled style choices of today's soccer stars – Ronaldo, Messi and Mbappe - offer a fascinating window into the heart of the game. Looking at the beautiful game through the lens of style, cars, fashion and WAGS, Doonan entertainingly explores the magic and madness of this unique culture.
How to Be Yourself
In How to Be Yourself, Doonan walks us through every aspect of our lives - fashion, socializing, love, work, decor, and family - to you find, and then flaunt, your own creative style and vision. In his talks, Doonan brings the lessons of the book to life, teaching audiences to find the ways of being that are authentic and original, and doing so with his signature humor and personal honesty.
Confessions of A Window Dresser
In this very visual presentation loaded with gorgeous images of his award-winning window displays, Doonan explores the pop culture of recent decades, 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 and what it's like to work with some of our day's most notorious artists and celebrities, including Warhol and Madonna.
Author, CFDA winner Simon Doonan made his name in the overlapping worlds of fashion and art for many decades. In addition to his legendary window displays for Barneys New York, Doonan assisted Diana Vreeland with various Met Costume Institute exhibits in the 1980’s and, in 1997, collaborated on The Warhol Look, a travelling exhibit which opened at The Whitney and toured the world.
His Style books include Confessions of a Window Dresser, Wacky Chicks, Eccentric Glamour, The Asylum: A Collage of Fashion Reminiscences…and Hysteria and How to Be Yourself: Life-Changing Advice from a Reckless Contrarian.
His more recent writing offers a broader cultural perspective: Drag: The Complete Story, Keith Haring, and Transformer: A Story of Glitter, Glam Rock and Loving Lou Reed. This most recent book gives a unique perspective on the worlds of Andy Warhol, David Bowie, and Lou Reed.
He 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 his memoir, Beautiful People, aired in the UK, the US, and Australia. He has regularly appeared on America’s Next Top Model, VH1, Chelsea Lately, Full Frontal Fashion, Bravo, and is currently a judge on the Emmy-nominated NBC television show, Making It, co-hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman.