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Simon Doonan calls the recession "a colossal bore" in the November/December issue of Departures.

Simon Doonans illustrated cover for the NovemberDecember issue of  Departures

Simon Doonan's illustrated cover for the November/December issue of Departures.

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FASHION’S NEW LOOK: Departures focuses on the craftsmanship behind fashion in its November/December issue, which includes an expanded edition of its popular Dress Code department. The issue includes stories on the collectables at Andy Spade’s shop, Partners & Spade, why Kiton jeans are worth $870, Tom Ford’s custom shoe salon and the secrets behind the success of Hermès. The title also enlisted some industry heavies to contribute — Barneys New York creative director Simon Doonan illustrated the cover and wrote of his frustration with the recession. “I’m not one of those people who thinks it’s brought us to our higher level of consciousness. I just think it’s a colossal bore,” he writes. Aside from Doonan, Allure editor in chief Linda Wells penned a story on her trip to Rome guided by former Vatican altar boy Salvatore Barberi, and former Interview editorial director Glenn O’Brien wrote a feature on the reincarnation of Andy Warhol through several contemporary artists and a new exhibit, “Pop Life: Art in a Material World.”

— Stephanie D. Smith

 

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