March 1, 2018 / 9:28 PM / 8 months ago

Sweet-toothed fashionistas delight in chocolate clothes

A model dressed in an outfit made with chocolate presents a creation at the Brussels chocolate fair, Belgium, March 1, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In a dream mix for sweet-toothed fashionistas, models strutted the catwalk in Brussels draped in fanciful clothes made with chocolate.

The fashion show, which teams designers with chocolatiers and pastry chefs from more than 15 countries, kicked off the annual three-day “Salon du Chocolat” chocolate fair in Belgium’s capital on Thursday evening.

Chocolate was moulded into whimsical designs from evening gowns to cocktail dresses to hats.

The international fair, where visitors can sample sweets from more than 130 participants, plays to Belgium’s reputation as a leading chocolate maker.

“Once again, it’s a dream that becomes reality and we are salivating already,” Brussels city mayor Philippe Close said in a statement.

Reporting by Francois Lenoir; Writing by Alissa de Carbonnel; Editing by Peter Graff

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