Food Mirroring the Runway

Ever since I saw fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty at the Met back in 2011, I have had a new appreciation for how Mr. McQueen thought about design and fashion; but I never thought it would extend to the plate.  

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From left: Jacques Brinon/Associated Press; Courtesy of Maybourne Hotel Group

Chef Mourad Khiat at the 5 star hotel The Berkeley in London is the genius behind their world famous fashionista afternoon tea, ‘Pret-a-Portea’, an artistic interpretation of the latest catwalk fashions.

Tea Service


His carefully crafted creations have attracted high profile clientele and media from around the world and he has designed for luxury fashion brands including Hermes, Christian Louboutin, and Jimmy Choo.

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Louboutin high heels, Dolce & Gabbana handbag and Miu Miu bikini

Chef Khiat works to keep things interesting by changing the designs every season. He often creates his selections by taking inspiration from the fashion trends deriving from the annual London’s Fashion Week.

If you weren’t fortunate enough to view the original Savage Beauty collection in NYC, and you’ll be in London, the Victoria and Albert Museum is currently running the Savage Beauty exhibition March 14, 2015 through August 2, 2015.

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