Image: Karl Lagerfeld turned the Grand Palais into a Parisian Brasserie for Chanel’s Fall/Winter backdrop
These are not bars or restaurants. These are concepts, experiences, just as their collections. Grab a cosmopolitan for this list of cafes and brasseries opened by the philosophical kings and queens of fashion.
Last March, Karl Lagerfeld reimagined the Grand Palais as a Parisian style cafe to show off his ready-to-wear collections. But it’s not the first time they dive into the culinary area. A long way from Paris is the Chanel Ginza building in Tokio. Its restaurant, Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo, manages to revive the Parisian chic and the brand’s essence. French cuisine with Japanese ingredients, a must for foodies. Photo: Chanel
Inside the new Fondazione Prada in Milan is the small but highly notorious Bar Luce, designed by none other than Wes Anderson. Recreating the atmosphere of the most authentic of Milanese cafes, the space is filled with 50’s deco, jukeboxes and a Steve Zissou machine. Photo: Attilio Maranzano. Courtesy Fondazione Prada
Another place the VIP can choose to take the Milanese aperitivo and celebrate high-end events is at Martini Dolce&Gabbana. The brand joined forces with Domenico Dolce and Steffano Gabbana to create the uniques Bar Martini and Martini Bistrot. Image: Martini Bistrot. Photo: Dolce&Gabbana bar Martini
On the top of the historical Enel building’s beautiful terrace rises the Ceresio 7 Restaurant, by the Dsquered2 twins. Pure italian cuisine by the chef Elio Sironi, with outdoor swimming pools and lush vegetation to top it all off.
Inside the Gucci Museum one finds this lovely cafe and restaurant where one can try dishes with ecologic ingredients from the Tuscany and surroundings.
Fancy a haute couture gastronomic experience?