Simon Doonan is Barney’s creative ambassador-at-large and has been involved in the fashion world for over 30 years. The man knows things. And in an interview with The New Republic, Doonan showcases his smarts when asked about Anna Wintour, who happens to carry a bit of weight in the fashion industry. Doonan went ahead and offered as much praise as possible:
I see Anna Wintour as being a very heroic figure because she has taken on a leadership role in the fashion universe that is vastly much bigger than it was when she and I and the people of our generation began our careers in fashion. She’s created this role and she inhabits it amazingly.
An amazing hero!
That would seem to be plenty of ass kissing, but why stop there? Doonan added that “The idea of her as a coat-flinging tyrant is not accurate at all,” and said Wintour was “This incredibly impressive figure.” Yes, of course she is.