Why Scott Conant Is The Carrie Bradshaw Of The Food Network
Like a big, bearded, knife-wielding version of Sarah Jessica Parker, Scott Conant threw open his closet for Bloomberg Businessweek and showed off his ridiculously huge designer suit and shoe collection.
“I have a crazy thing for boots and shoes, so I have quite a few pairs,” the Scarpetta chef and Chopped judge told a reporter. “I don’t know how many anymore. I have more clothes than my wife has. It is an issue.” For instance, he wears cowboy boots in the kitchen — they’re not only “comfortable,” but “you can dress them up and you can dress them down, but I’m not going to wear them with a suit because I’m not from Texas.”
Also, his favorite shoes are Pradas and he once got stuck in Paris while buying a Cartier Roadster watch because of Hurricane Irene. Also, he has “40 or 50″ designer Italian suits costing nearly $5000 apiece, most by Ermenegildo Zegna.
You know what, that Carrie Bradshaw reference may be bizarrely fitting.
He does not have a thing, however, for Giorgio Armani: ”He criticized my spaghetti,” he said. “That was about three years ago. He had an opinion. Everyone has an opinion.”
Eventually, after a few episodes of bickering and pun-filled philosophizing, Conant entered into a torrid on-again, off-again relationship with the emotionally-unavailable Giorgio Armani, spanning seven seasons and two movies.