Simon Doonan’s Beautful People comes to the small screen

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Beautiful People, Simon Doonan‘s memoirs about growing up in Reading amongst his eccentric family have been made into a BBC series. which will start
The New York-based window dresser has come a long way from his beginnings in a cork factory. He moved down to London in search of glamour and glitz and was soon creating windows for Aquascutum and Nutters of Savile Row. Before long an invite to LA to dress windows came up: ” I didn’t even question it and before I knew it I was on a plane. I hadn’t been to America before, but I moved there. I was 25, and it was the best thing I ever did.”

Beautiful People starts on the 2nd of October on BBC2


Doonan has now been dressing the windows at Barneys for 25 years in his eccentric OTT style: “People think luxury goods, fashion, shouldn’t be funny, the idea that you are paying a lot of money and you should be serious and suck your cheeks in.” He recently married partner Jonathan Adler in San Francisco and decribes the TV series as “the cherry on the cake of my tawdry existence!”