Simon Doonan on Picking the Perfect Holiday Sweater

12.11.2007

By Nick Burns

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Lost for what to buy that special someone for the holidays? Let Simon Doonan help! For this year's gift guide, Simon Doonan, creative director of Barneys New York, offers up some tips for dressing the part, making holiday shopping a breeze, and inventive ways to decorate your home for the season! Here's just one little pearl of wisdom from Mr. Doonan:

Out: How do you feel about holiday sweaters?

Simon Doonan: They are great! It’s a shame that there’s a diminishing interest in Christmas sweaters. The more explicit they are, the better. I hate subtle ones. It should have a damn great tree slapped on the front of it with huge baubles hanging off of it. There’s nothing worse than a subtle and restrained holiday sweater. It should have metallics and exclamation marks. The holidays are a time to put your notions of good taste on hold and enjoy yourself.

For more from Mr. Doonan, visit Out's Holiday Gift Guide Q&A by clicking here!

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