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Simon Doonan Says Iron Chef Is Better than a Runway Show

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As part of Barneys's holiday celebration of foodie culture, Simon Doonan guest-judged Iron Chef America last night. The secret ingredient was sparkling wine—seasonal and fashion-appropriate! Wearing an orange shirt and a dramatic cocktail ring, Doonan said that watching the spectacle "sure beats the hell out of the average runway show."

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