The Hamptons Best Dressed List: Delphine Krakoff

by Dena Silver

What does it take to emerge as one of our favorite Hamptons style-istas? Passion, whimsy, individuality, and the capacity to inspire with just one look. Stay tuned all week long to see who made the cut! You might recognize Delphine Krakoff‘s last name; as her hubby is designer Reed Krakoff. But this interior designer has a refined Hamptons look that’s of her own making.

Whose style do you admire most?
Anyone who is confident enough to define their own.

Who are your favorite salespeople in the city?
Tommy, at Reed’s boutique on Madison Avenue, is the best!

What’s the oldest item in your closet?
A white Chanel jacket that my mom wore at my baptism. It is also my most prized possession.

What’s one thing we will never see you wearing?

Do you believe in “uniforms”?
Totally—I wear pretty much the same thing every day. And I only wear navy, black, gray, and white.

Your closet could be described as…

What’s the most embarrassing item you own?
An “I love New York” T-shirt my parents brought me back from a trip when I was a teenager growing up in Paris. It was totally an omen!

Delphine’s Musts
T-shirts: Saint James for sailor stripes, Comme des Garçons for dots, James Perse for solid basics
Jeans: APC
Underpinnings: Eres for everyday, La Perla when feeling kinky, Petit Bateau when not feeling kinky at all
Luggage: Globe-Trotter. I had a set made in dark gray with our hand-painted initials.
Workout garb: Nike
Jewelry: Reed Krakoff—both the ones he designs and the ones he buys me.

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