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With Guest Speaker Reed Krakoff
Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 12–2 p.m.

Colony Club, 564 Park Avenue, New York

This year, the annual AFA Spring Luncheon will feature the renowned fashion designer, photographer, and art collector Reed Krakoff in conversation with Margaret Russell, editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest.

Reed Krakoff, Chief Creative Officer & President of the Reed Krakoff brand, is a fashion designer, acclaimed photographer, and passionate collector and patron of the arts. Drawing from more than twenty years of experience designing for iconic American fashion houses, he has elevated his New York–based label into a global luxury brand and has himself become internationally recognized for his contributions to the industries of fashion, art, and design. Mr. Krakoff currently sits on the board of his alma mater, Parsons The New School for Design in New York, where he mentors aspiring fashion and design students. From 2006 to 2010, he served as the vice president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). In 2012, he was named the Accessory Designer of the Year by the CFDA for his namesake collection, an honor previously bestowed to him in 2001 and 2004. He is the author of two photography books, Fighter: The Ultimate Fighters of the UFC and Women in Art: Figures of Influence.

To purchase your tickets, click here or call 212-988-7700 x247. You can also download the response form here.

Co-chairs: Elizabeth Belfer | Ashleigh Fernandez | Stephanie La Nasa | Merrill Mahan | Clare McKeon |
Capera Ryan | Shirin von Wulffen

Benefit Committee: Ruth Appelhof | Bromley Caldari Architects | Valentino Carlotti | Stephanie Clark | Vanessa Cornell | Yasaman Djunic | Junia Doan | Janine Dorsett | Alexandra Drucker | Julia Fowler | Leslie & Tom Freudenheim | Lee White Galvis | Christine Harmon | J.P. Morgan Private Bank | Ann & Gilbert Kinney | NancyJane & Jeffrey Loewy | Sarah Bennison Machiels | Catherine MacMahon | Claire Marmion | Frank Richardson | Emily Summers | Wally Findlay Galleries | Robin Zendell | List in formation

Proceeds from the Spring Luncheon provide funding for the AFA’s exhibitions. Estimated fair market value of the luncheon is $75 per person. Contributions in excess of that amount are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. For additional information, contact Tiffany Pak Carney at 212.988.7700 x247 or email