Simon Doonan Knows Haters Gonna Hate

Ambassador-at-Large of clothing store Barneys Simon Doonan attends the Thom Browne Spring 2012 presentation during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at The New York Public Library on September 12, 2011 in New York City. Photo: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images

But he always keeps an open mind: "I don't hate anything in fashion. Everything is okay as long as you do it with enough conviction. Hating on stuff is what causes mediocrity and conformism. It makes people nervous and cautious and they start reining in their flamboyant impulses. So you could say 'I hate hating.'"