For The Fashion Fanatic. Abbe Says: Richard Avedon, the legendary fashion and portrait photographer, who shot for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, was notoriously private and closed-off. While he dazzled his subjects in front of the camera, he controlled his own image fiercely. This intimate biography is told by the woman who knew him best, his business partner Norma Stevens, and features recollections from luminaries like Donatella Versace, David Remnick, Naomi Campbell and Claude Picasso. A fascinating look at this genius behind fashion’s most iconic images.