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In the Window: Designer Cuisine at Saks

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Not that we're totally obsessed with the CFDA's American Fashion Cookbook, but we're totally obsessed with the CFDA's American Fashion Cookbook. So, imagine our delight when we came upon a series of windows celebrating our latest (actually, first) cookbook obsession on the 51st Street side of Saks Fifth Avenue?

Delightfully simple, the windows feature stacks of the lime green hard cover in front of a matching lime green backdrops, quotes—some totally unintentionally hilarious—about each recipe from the contributing designer, mannequins dressed in ensembles by that designer, and a whimsical parade of mismatched salt shakers (imagine the utterly incredulous shopkeeper of one of those Chinatown restaurant supply shops when some Chanel-clad merchandising chick with a Blackberry stuck to her face rolled in asking for several dozen totally random saltshakers).

Yigal Azrouël got a whole window—both his menswear and womenswear are on display; Peter Som and Zac Posen share one with equally seriously heinous party dresses; Elie Tahari isn't forced to share; but Catherine Malandrino, Tory Burch and Diane von Furstenberg are; and John Varvatos not only gets a whole window but his full recipe is posted for the whole world to see! It's for something called Calaloo Soup. Yeah, we didn't know what it was either (you're busy, save yourself some time). We guess there's no danger in losing book sales if the recipe you give away for free is something most people will have to look up on Wikipedia before never actually trying?
· Racked Bookshelf: The CFDA's Fashion Cookbook [Racked]
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