Barbara Tober (chairman emeritus) and Michele Cohen (chairman) at the Museum of Arts and Design hosted a glamorous evening in honor of Joan Juliet Buck celebrating her new memoir The Price of Illusion. This was the very first of many parties to come for this author. Barbara, the former longtime editor of Brides magazine, and Joan, former editor of French Vogue, together made a toast to their shared history as alumnae of Conde Nast, which they described as both a ‘finishing school’ and ‘hell’. Every copy of the book on hand sold that night, while MAD took orders for more.
Guests included Maria Cristina Anzola and John Heimann, Bob Balaban, Edgar Batista, Candace Bergen, Samantha Boardman, Patricia Bosworth, Sandy Brant, Ben Brantley, Marie Brenner, Tina Brown and Sir Harold Evans, Candace Bushnell, Susan Cheever, Young Yang Chung, Nora and Alain Coblence, Cece Cord, Zita Davidsson, Todd Eberly, Helen W. Drutt English, Morgan Entrekin, Geraldine Fabrikant, Christy Ferer, Lori and Tom Florio, Shelly Freemont, Ann Dexter Jones, Michele Gerber Klein, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Michael Gross, Susan Gutfreund, Dale Haddon, Cathy Hardwick, Freddie Leiba, William Ivey Long, Iris Love, Fern Mallis, Jane Marcasiano, Christopher Mason, Terry McDonell, Angela Missoni and Bruno Ragazzi, Isaac Mizrahi, Bob Morris and Ira Silverberg, Sheila Nevins, Nancy Newhouse, Elizabeth Peabody, Steven Rattner and Maureen White, Mr. and Mrs. William Rayner, James Reginato, Thaddaeus Ropac, Salman Rushdie, Jeanette Watson Sanger, Charles Dare Scheips, Stephen Schiff, Alexandra Schlesinger, Andrew Solomon, Trey Speegle, Donald Sultan, and Caroline Weber.