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When Chef Dominique Crenn opened her restaurant Atelier Crenn in the Marina a couple years ago, she got almost as much attention for being a fashion maven as she did for her incredibly inventive and gorgeous culinary creations. So it's no surprise that a husband and wife design duo famous for creating T-shirt lines based on famous chefs has taken on Crenn as an inspiration.
Alfredo and Erin Malatesta began designing T-shirts together in the early 2000's, creating vintage-inspired rock and roll graphic tees. But the couple is obsessed with good food, so it was only a matter of time before culinary themes dominated their graphics. Two years ago, they created Flavour Gallery, and soon were designing the official T-shirts for the South Beach and Los Angeles Food and Wine Festivals. They've also dreamt up clever and irreverent collections of tees dedicated to famous chefs, including Andrew Zimmern, Chris Cosentino, James Beard and Rick Tromonto.
The Malatestas are already designing green aprons with baby blue stitching for Chef Crenn's restaurant, and they'll soon be available for purchase. Crenn is also apparently next in line for her own series of T-shirts. Having witnessed first hand her dishes, which can resemble a Hobbit forest or an Arctic landscape, the tees are bound to be their most creative ever. Check out our selections from the Flavour Gallery's lookbook to get a taste of the Malatestas aesthetic!