‘The Queen Next Door’ Book Signing, Celebration

Saks Fifth Avenue at the Somerset Collection in Troy hosted a book signing celebration party for “The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait” by Linda Solomon, photojournalist, on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The book includes never-before-seen photographs of Franklin. The evening included fashion, popups, and a live musical tribute to the singer. All proceeds from book sales benefited Pictures of Hope, Solomon’s nonprofit dedicated to bringing photography to children at homeless shelters. // Photographs by Christine M.J. Hathaway