writer, bon-vivant, window dresser extraordinaire, fashion commentator with 35+ years in fashion, judge on NBC's Making It
Writer, bon-vivant, window dresser extraordinaire and fashion commentator Simon Doonan has worked in fashion for over 35 years. He is currently a judge on the Emmy-nominated NBC series ‘Making It’ starring Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. 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.
Simon Doonan is the author of many books, including the recently published Transformer: A Story of Glitter, Glam Rock and Loving Lou Reed, How To Be Yourself, DRAG: The Complete Story and Keith Haring.
A TV comedy series based on his book ‘Beautiful People’ has aired 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.
A long-standing member of the fashion community, Simon was awarded the prestigious CFDA award for his work as Creative Director for Barneys New York. 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.
He and husband Jonathan Adler (ceramicist and designer) split their time between Palm Beach, NYC, and the Hamptons and have a sassy rescue pup FoxyLady.