Barbara Tober hosted
a sensational cocktail reception November 15th at the Museum of
Arts and Design celebrating the new biography, Avedon:
Something Personal. Attended by generations of Avedon
colleagues dating back to the late 1950s and photography world
luminaries including Maria Hambourg, Carol Squiers, Deborah
Bell, and Vince Aletti; and Avedon models Pat Cleveland,
Evelyn Kuhn, Patty Hansen, Lauren Helm, Astrid Heeren, and Tony
Spinelli. Among the other 375 guests were Susan Cheever,
Andre Bishop, Jill Krementz, Jamie Bernstein, Nancy Hoving,
Philip Galanes, Carlyne Cerf, and Peter Bacanovic.
The book will be on sale starting the week of November 20.
Barbara Tober told friends, “I was lucky enough to be part of a
golden age of magazines at Condé Nast, first at Vogue and then
as the editor of Brides. It was a time when great talent like
Dick was supported and thrived. Can't wait to read Norma and
Steven’s book.” Author Steven Aronson went on to say, "Norma
Stevens and I wanted to take readers to the point beyond where
even Dick Avedon's closest friends knew him, so the book is no
puffography - it's a very full portrait of a
very compelling personality."