Fashion Hotels

by Mark Ellwood


The official diet of Fashion Week might consist of little more than Marlboros and Moët, but that doesn't mean the rest of us can't indulge. A few hotels in Europe have created design-inspired menus for those of us who don't need to fit into a size 0. When Rocco Forte renovated Brown's Hotel in London, he rechristened its drinking den the Donovan Bar, after the modeling photographer Terence Donovan. It's now a Kate Moss–approved watering hole with a Fashion Week cocktail menu—a special tipple for each of the Big Four (New York, London, Milan, and Paris). Try out the Milan: bitter Campari, red vermouth, and a splash of Prosecco. Down the road, the Berkeley Hotel's Prêt-à-Portea may at first seem cloyingly cutesy, but the pastry chef's artistry is undeniable and the cakes pretty yummy. Each season, key looks are turned into sweets—bite-sized-cookie versions of Jimmy Choo gold boots, an Anya Hindmarch beach bag, pictured—all served, of course, on Paul Smith china. In Paris, the Café de la Paix—the in-house Gauloise-and-gab spot for jet-setters staying at the InterContinental Le Grand—features its own couture cakes. Agnès B., Paco Rabanne, and Chantal Thomass have all overseen a personalized teatime nibble—ideal after one of the shows held inside the hotel.

Brown's Hotel
Tel: 44 20 7493 6020
Cocktails $25 each

The Berkeley Hotel
Tel: 44 20 7235 6000
Tea served 2–6 p.m. daily, from $65 per person

Intercontinental Le Grand
Tel: 33 1 40 07 32 32

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