Chefs, your whites may be classic, but in the ever-changing world of fashion they are played out. The new hotness? Merlot: according to this chef fashion show at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago, merlot is "the newest latest color in fashion trends." If you're not a purple sort of person, the jackets come in a variety of colors, including black and orange. Also: three-quarter sleeves for those stifling summer nights in the kitchen because, it seems, rolling up your sleeves is for ugly people. Below, chefs work it on the runway.
Video: Chef Works Fashion Show at the National Restaurant Association Show