Location: The Corcoran Gallery of Art
WL EXCLUSIVE – Photos by Kyle Samperton
3,2,1 …: The opening of Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power, celebrating the famed photographer’s portraits of the power elite from the 1950s until his death in 2004. IN FOCUS: Viewers marveled at the 200-plus iconic works at the PNC Financial Services Group-sponsored affair while vying to chat with Avedon subjects who were there, including civil rights leader Julian Bond, feminist Eleanor Smeal, Rep. John Lewis, journalist Ben Bradlee and activist/lawyer Jamie Raskin. Renata Adler and Nina Auchincloss Straight hosted the post-opening dinner for 40 special pals at the Cosmos Club.