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Simon Doonan might not be designing the Barneys windows this year, so instead, he'll be designing the ones at the PayPal pop up in Tribeca. The WSJ eases into that with this: "As stores around the country begin to black out the windows and assemble their holiday displays, Simon Doonan is on the other side of the glass for the first time in 25 years." They add that the title he was given last January of creative ambassador-at-large does not include doing the Madison Avenue windows.
Instead of chatting about PayPal, throughout the rest of the article Doonan reminisces on those Barneys windows. "Most people age out of window displays in their 30s. They don't stay in it until they are 60, like me. But I loved it—there's not rules, its fun." He adds that he's always been "obsessed" with using lots of materials, and that one year, a Sophia Loren window required 20,000 boxes of pasta. We're pretty confident he'll be satisfied with the results of this year's windows, though, which will feature Lady Gaga and a Gaga Workshop.
· For Barneys Ambassador, It's All Window Dressing [WSJ]
· A Lady Gaga Workshop Is Coming to Barneys For the Holidays [Racked NY]
· Barneys Names New Creative Director, Promotes Simon Doonan [Racked NY]