February 13, 2020 / 6:59 PM / 2 months ago

Fashion meets chocolate on Belgian catwalk

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Models clad in chocolate gowns hit the runway in Brussels on Thursday night for a show bringing together fashion designers and chocolatiers.

The 14 mouth-watering creations at the annual “Salon du Chocolat” fair included a jumpsuit of dabs of color and chocolate petals emerging from the fabric.

“It’s a mix of haute couture and Belgian chocolate,” said the costume’s creator Sixtine Anne de Molina, adding she spent five months working on the design, which includes a thousand pieces of chocolate.

“Sometimes it’s hard to tell which what part of the dress is actually chocolate and what part is painted.”

Another chocolate-festooned dress on display was inspired by carnival masks while a third one was a brown, beige and red striped long gown resembling knitwear.

The fashion show opens three days of a chocolate fair with workshops, tastings and discussions, which organizer Gerard Palacios estimates will get some 25,000 viewers and participants.

Reporting by Jakub Riha and Christian Levaux, Writing by Gabriela Baczynska

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