Features 3 minutes 05 February 2024

The MICHELIN Guide Way to Eat and Stay During Fashion Month

From New York to Paris, here are the starry boîtes and hotels that are as captivating as the collections.

As the upcoming Fashion Week cycle sweeps across the global fashion capitals in February, an often-overlooked yet crucial facet of the Fashion Week experience comes to life in these cities' culinary and hospitality scenes. From the lively streets of New York to the sophisticated avenues of London, the fashionable thoroughfares of Milan, culminating in the enduring charm of Paris, the question of where to dine and stay becomes a paramount consideration. Beyond the dazzling designer collections and vibrant fashion soirées, the integration of haute cuisine and opulent accommodations is an indispensable part of the fashion pilgrimage.

From subversive Italian delights at Sartiano's in The Mercer to the unexpected chic of The Edition in Times Square, and the culinary gems like Bad Roman and Jac’s on Bond in New York, the narrative extends to London's iconic Ivy and Hotel Café Royal. Milano unveils the luxurious embrace of Armani Hotel and the tranquil haven of 10 Corso Como, while Paris, with the regal Lafayette's restaurant at Marquis Faubourg St-Honoré and Wes Anderson-styled Le Grand Mazarin, offers a unique blend of gastronomic excellence and historical opulence. As the fashion month unfolds, these culinary and hospitality destinations not only satiate appetites anda goodnights rest but also contribute to the vibrant tapestry of experiences that define the Fashion Week experience.

New York:

Sartiano's at The Mercer:

Situated within the prestigious MICHELIN Guide hotel, The Mercer, this subversive dining haven becomes the ideal post-shopping dinner spot for modern Italian cuisine crafted by Chef Alfred Portale. Book an overnight stay in one of the hotel's rooms, conveniently located just a few blocks away from Spring Studios, the epicenter of New York Fashion Week.

The Times Square Edition:

Despite its location in tourist-centric Times Square, The Edition has become a surprising contender, evident from the influx of Fashion Week party invitations bearing its Times Square address. Strategically positioned at a bustling crossroads with easy access to various subway lines, The Edition serves as a hub for the fashion crowd. Owned by Ian Schrager, the visionary behind Studio 54, the hotel exudes cool, sexy, and unapologetic fun, transporting guests to a bygone era of luxe parties.

Bad Roman:

Bad Roman has swiftly gained prominence, boasting an A-list clientele of food enthusiasts. With a notable waitlist, the restaurant offers playful twists on Italian classics. The ambience provides a breath of fresh air, and the staff, understanding the demands of a hectic day, adds to the overall experience. The roasted branzino in bright salsa verde stands out as a must-try.

© The Times Square EDITION
© The Times Square EDITION


The Ivy:

The Ivy, a longstanding celebrity haunt with art deco aesthetics, transforms during Fashion Week into a central hub for the "see and be seen" crowd. Fusing Modern British food with Asian-inspired dishes, The Ivy, particularly its oval bar, becomes the go-to place for those looking to soak in the Fashion Week ambiance.

Alex Dilling at Hotel Café Royal:

Chef Alex Dilling elevates classic British cuisine at Hotel Café Royal, an iconic establishment that has welcomed legendary figures. The hotel, a preferred haven during the weeklong festivities, provides a discreet, intimate dining experience away from the Fashion Week hustle and bustle.


Two Michelin-Starred Chef Tom Sellers relaunches his Bermondsey haunt with a sleek Londoner crowd eagerly returning to savor its renowned offerings. Despite a menu refurbishment, the signature 'candle' dish remains, preserving the restaurant's illustrious experience.

Ceri Davies/Story
Ceri Davies/Story


Armani Hotel:

The Armani Hotel, a perennial gathering spot for editors, influencers, and the fashion elite, exudes the essence of the famed Italian fashion house. Its bold and tasteful elegance, coupled with a spa for post-Fashion Week relaxation, enhances the allure for those seeking a luxurious Milanese experience.

10 Corso Como Boutique Hotel:

A boutique hotel with only three suites, each resembling a modernist masterpiece, 10 Corso Como provides solace away from the frenzy. Situated within a complex hosting a bookshop, café, restaurant, roof garden, exhibition space, and multi-vendor shop, it offers a unique shopping experience for bespoke gifts or stylish additions to one's street style.

Aimo e Nadia BistRo:

A hidden gem among the Italian fashion set, Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia offers a simpler and more informal alternative to its famous Two Star counterpart. Under the direction of Rossana Orlandi, the décor creates a modern and artistic atmosphere, featuring designs from Etro and a menu that captures the essence of Milan.

© Armani Hotel Milano
© Armani Hotel Milano


Lafayette's at Marquis Faubourg St-Honoré:

Lafayette's, the newest addition in the affluent 8th arrondissement, resides within the same building as the historic Marquis Faubourg St-Honoré hotel. Chef Mory Sacko combines classic Parisian fare with Cajun recipes and American influences, offering a unique culinary perspective in a dining hall lined with original period and contemporary artworks including works by Miro, Hartung, and more. The venue transforms into a lively party space, hosting both political figures and late-night revelers.

Le Grand Mazarin:
Nestled in the heart of the fashion-forward Marais, Le Grand Mazarin fills a void with its upscale accommodation. Reminiscent of Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," the hotel's boldly colored rooms and common spaces create a vibrant atmosphere.

Le 39V:

Positioned on the sixth floor, Le 39V provides a picturesque view of Parisian rooftops, offering the perfect setting for celebrating the completion of the fashion month circuit with exquisite modern French cuisine. The use of noble materials and elegant tableware complements both the surroundings and the chef's gourmet creations.

The Hoxton:

For writers seeking an inspiring space to pen their runway reviews, The Hoxton offers an ideal co-working environment. Situated in the trendy 2nd arrondissement, the modern-bohemian hotel becomes a haven during the final leg of fashion month, attracting a diverse crowd of cool and creative individuals worldwide in its public spaces.

Lafayette's at Marquis Faubourg St-Honoré
Lafayette's at Marquis Faubourg St-Honoré

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