Narciso Rodriguez and Simon Doonan Toast Sharon Socol's New Photography Book
Being the wife of a Barneys New York executive certainly has its perks--like, say, snagging your well-connected husband's 'plus one' invite to industry insider events that most people only dream of attending. Sharon Socol--wife of Howard Socol, who served as Barneys’s CEO from 2001 to 2008--used that exclusive access to her advantage and then some. Toting a 35mm loaded with black and white film, Socol, an avid photographer since age seven, snapped behind-the-scenes photos of fashion shows, parties, and some of the industry's most legendary characters. Recently, she compiled those photos into a book titled Plus One: An Outsider’s Photographic Journey Into the World of Fashion--the release of which garnered a crowd of fashion's elite last night on Barneys's 9th floor.