Tina Brown Hosts Luncheon For Madeleine Albright's New Book: "Read My Pins"

by Rachelle Hruska · October 1, 2009

Go HERE for more photos of this luncheon by Robert Caplin!

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright unleashed her new book, Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box on Tuesday and friend Tina Brown through an intimate luncheon to help celebrate the work. At their upper east side home, Tina and Sir Harry Evans welcomed guests like Mallory Andrews, Celia Attias, Candice Bergen, Mika Brzezinski, Bobbi Brown, Campbell Brown, Tory Burch, Joan Ganz Cooney, Nina DiSesa, Cheryl Fishbein, Dr. Haideh Hirmand, LindaJ anklow, Veronica Kelly, Catie Marron, Susan Mercendetti, Pat Mitchell, Lynn Nesbit, Nicole Seligman, Elaine Shocas, Bren Simon, Stephanie Risa Stein, Sara Story, Victoria Vargas, Sybil Yurman, Suzy Welch, and Maureen White-Ratner. All there to help toast Albright, whos pins are currently on display at the Museum of Arts and Design.

The luncheon was sponsored by David Yurman and Philanthropic Capital Advisors.

Part illustrated memoir, part social history, READ MY PINS captures the wit and expressive nature of the pins Albright wore as she met with world leaders and represented her country in formal and informal settings across the globe.

Madeleine Albright walks by her pin collection at the Museum of Arts and Design, where it is currently on display, on September 29, 2009 in New York City. The exhibition coincides with the release of her new book, Read My Pins, where Albright discusses how she used jewelry as a diplomatic weapon during her time in politics. The exhibition, Read My Pins: The Madeline Albright Collection, features over 200 of her pins and some of the stories behind them. [Getty]

Sir Harold Evans, Madeleine Albright

Tory Burch, Bobbi Brown, Candice Bergen

Lynn Nesbit, Candice Bergen

Cheryl Fishbein, Madeleine Albright, Stephanie Risa Stein