Reed Krakoff‘s been up to a lot lately. In the past month, the designer showed his Spring 2011 collection at NYFW, landed himself a spot on our American Masters list, launched his e-commerce site, and opened his new Madison Avenue shop. All while remaining Creative Director of Coach.
Apparently, Krakoff didn’t think that was enough for one month’s agenda. Thursday night he threw an event at his new store, celebrating the Director’s Council of the Museum of The City of New York.
The Museum of The City of New York celebrates cultural diversity, and is located in the East Harlem area of Manhattan. There are always a few great exhibitions on, like Notorious and Notable: 20th Century Women of Style, which highlights 80 prominent New York women who used their style to capture the attention of society and the media.
The party itself was also hosted by a committee of women who use their style to capture the attention of society. To name a few, Tory Burch, Amy Fine Collins, Tara Rockefeller, and Jennifer Creel were all in attendance, and looking extremely elegant.
After arriving and gulping down some h’ordeuvres as well as a glass of champagne, I was scooted away to meet the American Master himself. I will admit that I was pretty nervous, but Mr.Krakoff was endearing. He introduced me to his wife Delphine (who, by the way, is a total beauty), and we chit-chatted about his latest collection, the Museum of The City of New York, and how I should convince my boyfriend to buy me a pair of his amazing fur wrapped heels. “We’re really excited to have The Museum of The City of New York here at our new store,” he told me. “A lot of work went into this…we’re happy to finally have it open.” We said farewell and parted ways.
A good cause and good clothes equals pure party pleasure.