In honor of New York Fashion Week, in full swing this weekend, we have five food-inspired fashion moments:
Jeremy Scott for Moschino Fall 2014
Jeremy Scott, fashion’s pop prince, presented his first collection for the Italian brand Moschino as an homage to American consumerism. Starting with a red and yellow McDonald’s palette, the designer ended the show sending models down the runway donning the familiar food packaging of corner store staples like Hershey’s chocolate bars, Cheetos and Budweisers. As he told Vogue, “It was like wrapping a Barbie in a Fritos wrapper.” See the full collection on Vogue.com
Prada Spring/Summer 2011
Naughty monkeys and repeating banana patterns made Prada’s Spring/Summer presentation a barrel of laughs. Miuccia Prada even wore banana earrings for her curtain call. See the full collection on Style.com
Opening Ceremony Fall 2014
The New York retailer and downtown fashion anchor Opening Ceremony had an architectural chocolate fountain—liquid chocolate pouring down a pristine white wall—for their Fall 2014 presentation. Creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon were inspired by a trip to Belgium for their collection and the set design. To wrap up the show, mugs of hot chocolate were served to attendees along with a parting gift of Callebaut chocolate for Opening Ceremony.
Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Fall 2014
Every season, Chanel presents it’s new collection at Paris’ Grand Palais. For their fall 2014 collection, designer Karl Lagerfeld transformed the iconic building into a grocery store replete with Chanel branded goods ranging from eggs to cookies, bottled water to bread. A special nod to the iconic Chanel 2.55 chain bag—now available as a grocery basket reissue. See a brief history of Chanel’s couture sets on TMagazine.com.
Jean Paul Gaultier, Pain Couture 2004 exhibition
“Bread is noble, bread is pure, bread is life itself — we can live without clothes but not without bread!” And with this quote, French designer Jean Paul Gaultier launched his collection of couture constructed from baked goods. An exhibition at the Fondation Cartier in Paris was executed in collaboration with award-winning bakers in France and visitors were able to buy striped croissants, a nod to the sartorial sailor style Gaultier popularized, at the venue. Read Cathy Horyn’s exhibition review for The New York Times.