Eunice W. Johnson Tribute Luncheon at MET

We unintentionally glossed over the death of Eunice W. Johnson (because we’re completely revamping this website. Our apologies.) 55 Secret Street has a very nice writeup Eunice W. Johnson Tribute Luncheon at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The event celebrating Mrs. Johnson’s achievements as a philanthropist, founder of Ebony Magazine and Ebony Fashion Fair was planned for months before her death Jan 2010 at 93.

Former President and big fan of Eunice W. Johnson Bill Clinton was the guest speaker. Desiree Rogers attended, along with many other American (and perhaps international) powerbrokers. Most of you know what Anna Wintour looks like.

White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers (left) and writer Susan Fales-Hill (right)

Here’s Desiree Rogers and Susan Fakes-Hill, best known for writing and producing ‘The Cosby Show’ and ‘A Different World’. If you’re not familiar with America’s African American establishment, 55 Secret Street blog seems like a good introduction.

Legendary singing-songwriting duo Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson — great loves of mine —  provided the entertainment at what appears to have been a fabulous tribute to a prominent American woman.

We take a moment now to honor Eunice W. Johnson. Anne