CHECK, PLEASE: The waitstaff at the latest outpost of Freds at Barneys — the third-floor restaurant slated to open on March 7 in Barneys’ new Chelsea, Manhattan location — will be receiving the ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo treatment. The retailer has tapped Tony Melillo to design the uniforms for its waiters, waitresses and maître d’s, consisting of black and white button-down shirts, slim ties, form-fitting trousers and an apron done in pin-striped denim. “We’re using familiar silhouettes, but the cuts work to make it a little more perfected and a little more cool,” Melillo said, emphasizing the ease of the outfits. “It just lets them do their job… And yet it still makes them look stylish.”

Melillo chalked up the collaboration to a great relationship with the retailer; his ATM label was launched in 2012 as a Barneys exclusive. “We’ve been with them since day one,” Melillo said. “We do this casual, cool, relaxed elegance…and we’re a good fit for that world.” The designer, who lives a few blocks away from the new Barneys location, said he already sampled the menu. “It was delicious, and the layout is so cool. I’m looking forward to [being able to] go somewhere to feel cozy and relaxed.”

 

A look at the new ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo uniforms for Freds at Barneys in Chelsea.

A look at the new ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo uniforms for Freds at Barneys in Chelsea.  Courtesy Photo

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