Models looked pretty in pearls for designer Thakoon's spring 2014 ready-to-wear runway show at New York Fashion Week. 

It was hard to miss the long pearl straps on cross-body bags draped across models as they sashayed down the catwalk in fabulously feminine lace-trimmed slip dresses and tops.

But the designer also made sure to spice up the romantic collection with a few edgy details, like chain embellishments and one standout red patent leather bralette that we could totally see Rihanna rocking.

And while Thakoon didn't collaborate with anyone for his romantic spring collection, he did team up with one of New York City's hottest chefs, Danny Bowien, for the Bon Appetit Presents Feast or Fashion post-runway show dinner he treated guests like Christina Ricci to.

Seem like a bizarre pairing? Not according to Thakoon. 

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Thakoon, Christina Ricci

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"Fashion people are very creative and food is a very creative thing," the designer told E! News. "It goes hand in hand."

Thakoon and Bowien invited us to pull up a chair at the elite dinner to see what the pair treated the fashion set—who is notorious for avoiding indulging in good eats, especially during fashion week—to nibble on.

The menu included bacon, rice cakes as well as dishes that took diners through spicy, smokey, salty, and even bitter tastes.

"I think the overall feeling should be something inspired but playful, fun, comfortable and approachable," Bowien said.

Sounds a lot like Thakoon's collection, if you ask us!

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