SIMON DOONAN


SIMON DOONAN – born 1952

Simon Doonan is the author of many books including the newly released Drag HerStory, DRAG the complete story. He won the prestigious CFDA award for his work as Creative Director for Barneys New York. He is currently a fashion commentator and a judge on the Emmy-nominated NBC series ‘Making It’. Simon lives in New York City with his partner, the ceramicist and designer Jonathan Adler, and their rescue-mutt Foxylady.




What does it take to land a job in 2020?

According to Simon Doonan it takes R.O.P.E.

RESILIENCE

OPTIMISM

PERSEVERANCE

ENTHUSIASM


What advice would you give a student interested in this career, considering COVID-19’s impact?

You are entering the job market at a challenging time. Develop a competitive mindset.

Like the kids on "CHEER"


What are some tips to weather the storm given the current climate?

TIPS: Grab the R.O.P.E. - these attributes can set you apart - start pulling yourself up and do your darnedest.

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