AVENUE’s 40th Anniversary Issue Celebration

by AVENUE insider Photographed by Michael McCarty, Randi Schatz, Daisy Prince
Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Last night we toasted our 40th anniversary at Michael’s New York with great friends and supporters of the magazine in tow. Everyone thumbed through the issue spying pictures of themselves and their friends throughout the decades; we blew out candles and all had plenty to eat and drink.

The special anniversary issue, now on stands and right here on our site, is a showcase of 40 years of wonderful New York City society photography and moments. We hear from decades of contributors, look at the bright  young things who will be formative society figures for the next 40 years, and look to experts Amy Fine Collins, Bob Colacello, Prince Dimitry of Yugoslavia, Jack Bryan, and Peter Davis to pinpoint exactly what is society now.

We hope everyone enjoys the issue as much as we (laboriously) enjoyed putting it together. We are so thankful to all those who came out to celebrate—especially thankful to our sponsors: Bonhams, Bank of New York Mellon, Execlaire; to Michael McCarty and his wonderful team for graciously hosting, and to all of our readers.


Photos by Patrick McMullan for; Samantha Nandez for and Annie Watt for


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