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Simon Doonan Quits the Observer

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Barneys creative director Simon Doonan is ending the New York Observer column he's written for the past decade. Doonan isn't giving up on writing, though, thank goodness; he's just moving to Slate, which has apparently been courting him for a while now. Editor Alexandra Jacobs also moved on from the NYO recently, leaving the paper hard up for fashion coverage just days before Fashion Week begins. Aspiring young fashion writers, now might be a good time to prepare your pitches. [Business Insider]