Random  | Best Random Tools

  • The Dining Room Featured A Catwalk And Fashion Behind Glass on Random Fashion Cafe Was Planet Hollywood For The Modeling World

    (#6) The Dining Room Featured A Catwalk And Fashion Behind Glass

    Fashion items of all kinds added to the ambiance and surrounded diners. A catwalk wound down the middle of the dining room, and images from fashion magazines hung on the walls. Designer Bob Mackie donated clothing to go on display, and Victoria's Secret underwear worn by former models was placed behind glass for the world to see. 

    The restaurant also featured famous garments worn by performers like Jodie Foster and Madonna. The former's pantsuit from Silence of the Lambs wasn't too far away from the latter's Jean-Paul Gaultier bustier worn during her 1990 Blonde Ambition World Tour.

    Despite the high fashion featured at the restaurant, servers wore modest black shirts and vests

  • Fashion Cafe Opened In New York City To Much Fanfare In 1995 on Random Fashion Cafe Was Planet Hollywood For The Modeling World

    (#5) Fashion Cafe Opened In New York City To Much Fanfare In 1995

    When the inaugural Fashion Cafe opened in April 1995, actors, fashion designers, and music stars gathered to celebrate. Duran Duran and the Spin Doctors both performed, while comedians Damon Wayans and Denis Leary were in attendance. Mickey Rourke was there, as were the faces of the establishment: Claudia Schiffer, Elle Macpherson, and Naomi Campbell.

    Tommaso Buti was there with his supermodel wife, Daniela Peštová, while other models, like Tyra Banks and Carol Alt, made appearances. Fashion icons Gianni and Donatella Versace also attended the event, which was featured on CNN and the BBC.

  • The Buti Brothers Were Indicted On 51 Counts Of Fraud on Random Fashion Cafe Was Planet Hollywood For The Modeling World

    (#13) The Buti Brothers Were Indicted On 51 Counts Of Fraud

    All Fashion Cafe locations closed by the end of the 1990s. Naomi Campbell and Elle Macpherson's assertions that the Butis had taken money from the company to maintain their extravagant lifestyles were only part of the problems for the pair.

    In 1998, the federal government charged the Fashion Cafe chain with not paying taxes, and the Department of Labor accused the business of not paying premiums on their unemployment insurance. They also owed Rockefeller Center back rent and neglected to pay their attorneys' fees. 

    In 2000, Tommaso and Francesco Buti faced 51 counts of fraud, including money laundering, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit fraud. The men allegedly transferred investment money into their private accounts, only to spend it on vacations, cars, and real estate. According to the findings, this began as early as 1994 and lasted through 1998, when Tommaso resigned from the company.

    By 2000, however, both men had fled the United States. Tommaso and Francesco were taken into custody in Italy in 2000. Neither was ever extradited, however.

    Tommaso faced still more legal trouble when he and his ex-wife, Daniela Peštová, became embroiled in a battle over their 6-year old son, Yanick, in 2003. Tommaso accused Peštová of preventing Yanick from making court-ordered visits.

  • Tommaso Buti Had A History Of Poor Financial Decisions on Random Fashion Cafe Was Planet Hollywood For The Modeling World

    (#9) Tommaso Buti Had A History Of Poor Financial Decisions

    Although Tommaso Buti claimed he came to the United States after his working relationship with his father soured, there's no indication he worked for or with his father. By some accounts, Buti came to the United States after bouncing more than 50 checks and promissory notes in Italy.

    When asked about this by New York magazine reporter Johanna Berkman, Buti said anybody "can have a financial problem" and the amount in question was "about $30,000 to $40,000," not millions. He then indicated he had since paid off the debts.

    Buti and his brother, Francesco, continued to spend a lot of money they didn't have throughout the 1990s. While the Fashion Cafe business continued to struggle, Buti rented a $25,000 per night apartment and paid $20,000 for an elaborate birthday party in February 1998. The brothers also used company money to pay for cars, mortgages, and trips to places like Monte Carlo and Hawaii.

  • Tommaso Buti Wasn't As Well-Off As He Pretended on Random Fashion Cafe Was Planet Hollywood For The Modeling World

    (#12) Tommaso Buti Wasn't As Well-Off As He Pretended

    Individuals who knew Tommaso Buti before his Fashion Cafe days indicated he "didn't have two pennies to rub together" when he arrived in the United States. And his family life was not as affluent as he wanted others to believe. Buti himself claimed he had $8,000 when he got to the states.

    Buti was reportedly the youngest son of working-class parents - his mother owned a clothing store, and his father made bottle caps - and a poor student who described himself, according to New York magazine and Vogue Italia, as both "a two-plus-two kind of guy" and a "playboy-King Midas." 

  • Infighting Among The Models Didn't Make Things Any Easier on Random Fashion Cafe Was Planet Hollywood For The Modeling World

    (#11) Infighting Among The Models Didn't Make Things Any Easier

    In addition to financial woes, the Fashion Cafe also had to contend with issues involving the models themselves. Christy Turlington was initially resistant to join the venture. After being convinced by Claudia Schiffer, Elle Macpherson, and Naomi Campbell, however, she agreed to participate in mid-1995. She didn't make nearly as many appearances as her colleagues, perhaps because she saw it as a "tacky theme restaurant for tourists," according to New York magazine, and pulled out of the project in 1997.

    When Schiffer bowed out of the cafe, she said it was due to "old problems" with Naomi Campbell, according to Brand Failures: The Truth about the 100 Biggest Branding Mistakes of All Time. The Independent quoted her as saying, "instead of promoting our cafes, Naomi only thinks about collecting lovers." 

New Random Displays    Display All By Ranking

About This Tool

Coffee Shop is a place where people gather for Leisure and business exchange. It is popular in every big, medium and small cities. What makes the cafe uniquely appealing is that it sells not just coffee, but a quality, a culture and an idea. The first cafe was called “Kaveh Kanes” and was built in Mecca. Although originally intended for a religious purpose, these places soon became centers for chess, small talk, singing, dancing, and music. Starting in Mecca, the cafés spread to Aden, Medina, Minas Gerais and Cairo.

The random tool generated 14 items for 14 coffee shops frequented by top Hollywood models. These cafes have now become Cafe Astoria, where fans and crowds like to punch in to prove they’ve been to the same places as their favorite models and stars.

Our data comes from Ranker, If you want to participate in the ranking of items displayed on this page, please click here.

Copyright © 2024 BestRandoms.com All rights reserved.