Fashion is full of characters, but few of them are as delightfully witty or raucously inappropriate as Simon Doonan. Since he was promoted from creative director to creative ambassador at large for Barneys in 2011, Doonan has had more time to devote to projects like writing his weekly column, titled Notes From the Fashion Apocalypse, for Slate, and working on books like his last two tomes, Gay Men Don't Get Fat and Eccentric Glamour.
Both avenues, as well as his other writing and his appearances on various television shows, have been effective dispensaries of Doonan's wit. And while he's been called everything from "a funny gay nugget" (by comedian Chelsea Handler) to "glamorously sublime" (by Narciso Rodriguez), Doonan describes his hilarious output differently. "I'm a Goody Two Shoes masquerading as a loosey-goosey eccentric," he says. A look at Doonan's most memorable Doonanisms here in the gallery.