|Occupation||fashion designer, businessman|
|Known for||former creative director of Coach, Inc.
founder of Reed Krakoff label
Reed Krakoff (born 1964) is an American fashion designer and former executive creative director of Coach, Inc.
Krakoff was raised in Weston, Connecticut, the son of a corporate executive. He graduated from the Parsons School of Design. After school, he worked at Ralph Lauren Corporation for five years and then took a job as creative director at Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. In 1996, Coach’s Lew Frankfort hired Krakoff, and gave him control of Coach’s products, advertising, store design, and merchandising. In 2010, he launched his own brand, Reed Krakoff.
He bought Lasata in East Hampton, New York, the girlhood home of Jackie Onassis in 2006. In April 2014, he bought heiress Huguette Clark's French-style chateau known as "Le Beau Chateau," that sits on 52 wooded acres in New Canaan, Connecticut for $14.3 million. At the time, the home had been sitting empty for more than 60 years.
- New York Times: "Another Notch in His Belt at Coach" By MICHAEL SCHULMAN October 24, 2012
- "BRAND-NEW BAG". New Yorker.
- "L'effet Krakoff". Le Figaro.
- Horyn, Cathy (April 23, 2013). "Reed Krakoff to Go Solo, Leaving Coach Next Year". New York Times.
- "Coach 3rd-Quarter Net Rose 6.2% as Sales, Margins Improve". Wall Street Journal.
- Keil, Braden. "HEAVE HO-WARD". New York Post.
- Dedman, Bill (April 14, 2014). "Heiress Huguette Clark's 'Extra' Mansion Sells for $14 Million". NBC News. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
- Wall Street Journal: "60 Seconds With: Delphine Krakoff - Savoir-Flair" February 5, 2011
- Design Elements: "Interview with Delphine Krakoff" April 10, 2011