On Monday evening, June 9th, the Washington Museum, Phillips Collection, honored Reed Krakoff for all of his innovative ideas and inspirational contributions to the fashion industry in America, as well as in photography and art.
The grateful designer created a whole new collection of one-of-a-kind bags, as benefit to The Phillips. Each tote was inspired by an artist in the exhibit, like Gene Davis and Josef Albers. The bags will be showcased work in the museum’s newest addition: “Made in the USA: American Masters from the Phillips Collection, 1850-1970”.
A new feature within this gala was put into place, Those who did not attend the gala were still given the opportunity to bid on four of the totes. This occurred through the site, Gavel&Grand. Starting bids were placed at $800 for all but one. The Calder tote started at $3,000 dollars – considering its concept, it’s no wonder the bids started off where they did!
The bag contained a Saks Fifth Avenue styling consultation and tickets for Reed Krakoff at New York Fashion Week in February 2015! That’s one lucky winner!