Parties & Events

American Federation of Arts: Spring Luncheon feat. Reed Krakoff

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Follow by Email

On Wednesday, the American Federation of Arts hosted their annual spring luncheon featuring guest speaker, Reed Krakoff. Krakoff is a world renowned fashion designer, acclaimed photographer and a passionate collector and patron of the arts.

He is the CEO and President of his eponymous brand Reed Krakoff and has more than 20 years of experience designing for iconic American fashion houses. Margaret Russell, the editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest joined Krakoff for an interesting conversation centered around the AFA’s work.

The luncheon was held in the lovely and intimate Colony Club on Park Avenue. Some of the guests who enjoyed each other’s company were co-chairs Elizabeth Belfer, Ashleigh Fernandez, Stephanie La Nasa, Merrill Mahan, Clare McKeon, Capera Ryan and Shirin von Wulffen, Stephanie zu Guttenberg, Ali Wolfe, Michelle Hargrave, Ian Taylor, and director of the AFA Pauline Willis.

Proceeds from the luncheon will fund future AFA exhibitions. The AFA was established in 1909 and is a non-profit organization that initiates and organizes art exhibitions and provides educational and professional programs in collaboration with the museum community. It is one of the oldest art organizations in the country.

They offer various opportunities for art enthusiasts to participate in trips and tours and visit studios and private collections. They can also attend talks given by artists or other leading figures in the world, and see exhibitions throughout the nation and abroad.

For more information or to get involved visit:





Early Birds Get Museum Pieces

East Side House Settlement's annual opening night of the Winter Antiques Show gave as good as guests got

On The Avenue

A Famous Opera, a Warm Race and Other Weekend Ideas

Our editors' picks for where to go and what to see


A Garden Show, a Wild Train Ride and Other Weekend Ideas

Our editors' picks for where to go and what to see

by Ben DiamondPhotographed by Billy Farrall