First, they came for the food—playful little touches like bows and pearls decorating cakes and baguettes. Then, they came for the tables—decadent, whimsical installations that transform the dining experience into performance art. These days, it’s rare to attend a gallery dinner or fashion fête that is devoid of these touches—say, lavishly latticed pastry crusts or butter carved into the shape of a swan. Whether it's tablecloths with running plackets reminiscent of a button-down shirt, or chandeliers made of cake, nothing is as it seems.
Good Taste Doesn’t Have to Taste Good: Inside the World of Trendsetting Tablemakers
Meet the designers behind the culinary trend infiltrating cosmopolitan haunts, gallery and fashion fêtes, and tastemakers' homes.