Simon Doonan Charges With Human Batteries

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Simon Doonan, possibly about to recharge. Photo: Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images

Everyone has their own way of dealing with the stress of Fashion Week — catnaps in taxis, comfortable shoes, energy bars, champagne. Simon Doonan? He uses people to recharge. "There are certain people I focus on who are immensely charismatic who attend these events, and I go up and I get charged up by them, people who are just so hilarious and great. Anytime I’m flagging, I go up to Mr. Mickey and, like, grab his charm bracelets and get reenergized," Doonan told us at the Band of Outsiders show on Saturday. FIT’s Valerie Steele, Doonan claims, is another one of these magnetic people. “Whenever I see her I grab her hand and get sort of recharged,” he said. “So that’s the key. That and colonics.”