Immensely Entertaining Journey through Haute Couture with Former Editor of Paris Vogue

Judy Crosby of Island Books mans the sales table


Oh, those chic magazines!  Therein lies a tale, or, as the audience at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum heard, many tales.

Joan Juliet Buck has lived a life in fashion that could only be played by the young Audrey Hepburn, and she has written about it in books, the latest called “The Price of Illusion”, which was snapped up at her recent talk at The Redwood Library

Joan Juliet Buck gets ready to speak; with Caterine Milinaire

Ms. Buck, writer, actress, and novelist,whose resumé includes being Features Editor of British Vogue and Editor in chief of French Vogue magazines spoke to an audience of rapt listeners.  Brought to Newport by her long time friend, the fascinating  Caterine Milinaire Cushing. she detailed her life as actress and writer through a gossipy narrative, illustrated with slides. The names of those with which she associated are a pantheon of the fashion world and the creative community: Peter O’Toole and Jacques Tati of films, writer Tom Wolfe, artist Andy Warhol , Pamela Anderson. and Pamela Harriman. And the list of couturiers!  Yves Saint Laurent, Thom Ford Jil Sander, Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gaultier. And yet the most charming moments of her presentation were about her struggle to find desk space at Paris Vogue, and taking an apartment in the  Ste. Sulpice area of Paris that was quite truly haunted.
 

Ms. Buck & Ms. Milinaire, photographer


Comments on “le gauche caviar”  at the stylish magazine referred to bourgeois trinkets that were to be disdained, as nationalist pride dictated. Ms. Buck ended with a comment on her new teaching career at Kenyon College, a class on illusions and self presentation, and on the shoes work by Mme. Macron, wife of the new President of France.

Joanne Young & Sally Johnson

She signed her book  which was described by a prior reader as “delightful,”

for fans and readers.

 

Seen were Diane Brown, Angela Fischer, Victoria Leiter Mele, Jonna Chewning Ginny Purviance, and Polly Lyman.

                                                       --  Linda Phillips


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Sally Johnson & Katie Whittemore

 

Holly Bannister & Loriana DeCrescenzo

 

Nel Roberts & Redwood Library Executive Director Benedict Leca

 

Peter Walsh & Suzanne Cavedon

 

Andrew Rock & Jim Egan

 

Katie Ahearne & Sue Lessels

 

Joanne Johnson-Frieze & Lee DiPietro

 

Catherine Bowen & Alix Flood

 

Allen Antone strides to the book table

 

Mary Riggs

 

 

Bettie Bearden Pardee

 

Ms. Buck greeting the audience

 

Young & chic

 

Ms. Buck wiht fashion luminaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

In her office at Paris Vogue

 

Answering a question from the audience

 

The crowded Harrison Room

 

Angela & Dr. Garry Fischer, Board President

 

Discussing the lecture, with Pierre Irving and Diane Brown in the background

 

Douglas Riggs

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