Thanks to visits downtown with his psychologist of 25-years, Barneys' Ambassador-at-Large Simon Doonan has come face-to-face with the denizens of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Doonan, who may have a pretty penny or two, still doesn't constitute one of the elite enemy known as the 1% but he does enjoy the drama that has unfolded, and has taken a particular interest in the strange and wonderful street styles being displayed at the energetic demonstrations outside his shrink's window.
WWDnamed the Occupy Wall Street protester their man of the week, last week, but Doonan is eagle-eyed in his keen perceptions of the various failures and successes of ralliers of both sex. Don't worry -- the fashionisto immediately addresses concerns of flippancy right away in his article for Salon.com: "Did anyone take umbrage at my audaciously superficial questions? Au contraire!" he squeals. From hippies to hipsters to dudes serving some major "executive realness," in typical banker attire, Doonan sees a full cross-section of humanity's sartorial shortcomings.
This assessment of the state of OWS's subliminal fashion show needs to be read in its entirety to be fully appreciated, but here's a teaser of what's in store: "I encountered two perkily attired gals from New Jersey, fresh off the Path train: Nathalie was wearing a Batman hoodie from Hot Topic accessorized with a fake Le Sportsac bag. Janelle was rocking a fetchingly luscious flesh-colored angora scarf from H & M." Damn, is that insulting or just straigh-forward reporting? We can't tell....but we likey.