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Simon Doonan interview
Doonan, Simon, 1952-
Martinson, Connie
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Connie Martinson Talks Books
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Simon Doonan discusses his book, “Nasty.” He begins by discussing the plot of the book, which uses humor to recount his life in 1950s and 1960s Reading, England. Doonan explains his early obsession with glamor and beautiful people, which led him and his friend Biddie to move to London, only to find the opposite of glamor and beauty. He goes on to reminisce about being arrested in Westwood for wearing a pair of Vivienne Westwood plaid bondage trousers and how the outfit was later put on display in a museum exhibit entitled “Men in Skirts.” Doonan then shares his thoughts on AIDS and his feelings of loss over his friend Mundo. Also in this interview he discusses his early career as a window dresser and how he became interested in the career when he first began working in department stores in England.
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Window dressers - Great Britain - Biography
Doonan, Simon, 1952-
Time Period
Twentieth century
Twenty-first century
United States
Great Britain
Betacam tape: Date on case spine; Sat Aug 13. Date and time on case front cover: Sat 12:30 Aug 13.
Connie Martinson Talks Books -

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