New York Fashion Week is never complete without a binge-eating session or two. Running around from show to show oftentimes leads to forgetting to eat, so when the opportunity to arose to go to a presentation that catered as much to the food served as the fashion displayed, we jumped at the opportunity. Midtown hotspot Beautique held a Fashion Meets Food Soirée, showcasing dresses by Project Runway Season 6 winner Irina Shabayeva.
The open bar served up vodka cocktails, while passed hors d’oeuvres made the rounds. Options like mini crab cakes, mozzarella and tomato skewers, and fried gnocchi bites satiated our much needed fashion refuel. Guests at the event weren’t the only ones to chow down on the upscale grub though — the highlight of the evening came when we posed the models with some of the food, and it was quickly devoured, proving that the phrase ‘do not feed the models’ holds no gumption.
Shabayeva’s designs were as equally pleasing as the food, showcasing lacy, floor-length gowns that were both feminine and sexy.
Luckily, we rounded out this season of NYFW with our heads full of beautiful designs and our bellies full of satisfying food.