For more than seven years, when her husband Howard was chief executive officer of
The book, "Plus One: An Outsider's Photographic Journey into the World of Fashion," is available on Barney's website ($60).
But you can meet the author in person and buy a signed copy when she makes an appearance on Tuesday at
Socol focused not just on fashion's elite, but also on the dressmakers, choreographers, makeup and hair artists, waiters and bouncers behind the scenes.
What did she learn as an outsider during those years in the 2000s? "The process of putting together this book helped me appreciate the people who live, work, breathe and crave fashion," she writes. "My unexpected plunge into this world taught me that someone could be glamourous one moment and ordinary the next. Here were frivolity, superficiality and momentary highs, yet also dedication, history, passion and belief."