Updated: Aug 23
As chefs continue to fascinate us, so does their style. A chef’s style in the kitchen usually contains hints of their interests, hobbies, aesthetic preferences, and even taste in music. If a person is a culmination of their experience, their art will reflect this.
The Only Artists In Uniform.
Historically in uniform, “chef whites”, have been the dress code associated with the profession. But as the culinary industry continues to evolve, so has the role of chef and the definition of “chef style”. With the advent of social media, many chefs are revealing new dimensions of their personalities, including how they dress and how they pass their free time.
Chefs At Fashion Events
In big cities like New York, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Milan, Dubai and others we began to see chefs seated at fashion shows, at the Met Ball, walking the runway, collaborating with artists, sound designers, architects and more. Chef life can be so different, from working on private jets, to feeding the band backstage, to working in a humble deli, that it becomes a lifestyle, and the public is hungry for details. YouTube series, fashion magazines, Instagram, TikTok, reality television, and tell-all books feed fans’ curiosity.
Reports on chefs’ style and the interest from other creative communities has grown. People want to know what brands their favorite chefs wear with the lifestyle they have, the art they like, and even what tones, textures, patterns, and colors they’re inspired by.
Celebrity Chefs Making Fashion Covers.
Celebrity chefs like Padma Lakshmi, an author, model, actress, executive producer, and television host, frequently graces covers of countless fashion magazines, attending events like AMFAR, the Emmys, and fashion week. With a habit of breaking through walls, Padma Lakshmi’s style is a hot topic. Massimo Bottura, is a long-time collaborator with Gucci, having grown up with CEO Marco Bizzari and can been seen at almost every major Gucci event, styled head-to-toe with bespoke pieces made just for the chef.
Celebrities or not, chefs are attracting strong followings for their non-stop lifestyle, with audiences smacking their lips for more. Working as a team, or performing miracles alone, the fast pace and close calls have millions of people rooting for their culinary heroes. And as with any hero, their style becomes interesting and something to imitate.