Last week at kate spade new york, the champagne flowed and the crowds came out to celebrate Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s new book My Mother’s Clothes. As the book’s editor, it was thrilling to see and hear all the positive reviews from friends and fans alike. There is something about this little book that seems to strike a deep chord in those that leaf through its slender pages. As fans lined up to have their books signed, guests mingled and chatted, and even did some serious shopping. The shoe salon was brimming with sole-searching ladies, champagne glasses in hand (ten percent of all the night’s proceeds went to benefit the New York Alzheimer’s Association), while roving photographers snapped pictures of the party’s best dressed.
As she writes in her book, unlike her elegantly heeled mother, Jeannette has always been more of jeans and t-shirt girl. But that night she radiated feminine chic in her slim charcoal Calvin Klein dress and pumpkin suede jacket. (It might have been the first time I’d ever seen Jeannette’s gorgeous legs!)
On Friday, the party continued at the venerable Staley-Wise gallery in Soho, where Jeannette’s photographs lined the wall. It was a lovely reception and a very special treat for me to see Michael Gray from teNeues there. Michael first introduced me to Jeannette and her images. Without him, there would be no book to celebrate!
The two evenings made for a fabulous kick off to Jeannette’s U.S. book tour. Next stop—Atlanta!