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Padma Lakshmi Hosts Fashion Designer Cookoff

Padma Lakshmi Brings Fashion and Food Together

Last night as a part of Fashion's Night Out, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's event to stimulate the economy, Bergdorf Goodman threw a Top Chef style cookoff in its seventh floor restaurant. Fashion designers Cynthia Rowley, Edward Bess, Gilles Mendel, Lela Rose, Naeem Kahn, and Peter Som created recipes, and Padma Lakshmi, clad in a leather minidress, hosted the event. Although the place was packed, the gorgeous Padma kept the chatty crowd under control. The designer's dishes — Som's fried oysters with blood orange gastrique and tartar sauce sounds divine! — were passed around for partygoers to try.

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We've gotten our hands on their recipes, so to check them out, read more.

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Find a printer-friendly version of the recipes here.

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