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You couldn't have had a warmer welcome from Washington, Reed Krakoff. The designer and his team came to town for a flurry of events, starting on Friday with The Phillips Collection's annual gala where Krakoff was honored by the museum for his contribution to fashion, photography, and the arts. Krakoff is the first fashion designer to receive The Phillips honor, according to WWD. And on Sunday morning, Saks Jandel rolled out the Boxer totes and Atlas bags for an epic brunch and runway show for Reed Krakoff, hosted by Sally Ein and Lindsay Ellenbogen. Models wearing slinky python prints, sheer tops, and downtown-cool ankle boots showcased Krakoff's Fall and Pre-Fall 2014 collections.
Expect Krakoff's presence in Washington, D.C. to keep growing. The Washington Post's Robin Givhan has written a fascinating article about how Sally Ein and Venturehouse Group founder Mark Ein have aligned with Krakoff to take his namesake luxury brand even further. And Krakoff told Givhan that he plans to someday open a Washington store. His team checked out spaces at CityCenterDC over the weekend, WWD reports, but there are no specific plans yet, so stay tuned.
· Reed Krakoff takes on the fashion world with help from D.C. fans, including Michelle Obama [WaPo]
· Phillips Collection Honors Reed Krakoff [WWD]
· Sally Ein and Lindsay Ellenbogen host Reed Krakoff at Saks Jandel [WaPo]
· The Scene: The Phillips Collection Annual Gala [WaPo]