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Fashion meets chocolate on Belgian catwalk

 

Reuters

Brussels, Belgium  /  Sat, February 15, 2020  /  07:08 am
Fashion meets chocolate on Belgian catwalk

The annual 'Salon du Chocolat' fair is a mix of haute couture and Belgian chocolate. (Shutterstock/Sea Wave)

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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.

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"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.

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