Simon Doonan To Decorate White House For The Holidays

Simon Doonan To Decorate White House For The Holidays: Report

Barneys New York Creative Director Simon Doonan will bring his eclectic eye for design to DC this holiday season as the White House's official decorator, the New York Times' Caucus Blog reports. A source said Doonan was selected several months ago to do the job:

Details surrounding this year's decorations have been under tight wraps, but they are expected to include a selection of artworks by children. Certainly, they will be less controversial than Mr. Doonan's displays for Barneys for more than two decades, which have alternatively fascinated and horrified holiday shoppers. Past themes have included hippies, Sigmund Freud, Warhol, celebrities on Vanity Fair covers. At least one American politician. Dan Quayle, in a display in the 1990s, was depicted as a ventriloquist's dummy.

The White House will be opened for tours on Wednesday. Want a sneak peak? Check out the Christmas tree's arrival last week.

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