Models sashayed down a runway wearing gowns and corset dresses adorned with chocolate to kick off Paris’ annual Salon du Chocolat fair, where chocolatiers faced the challenge of stopping their creations from melting on the catwalk. The Salon du Chocolat bills itself as the world’s “largest event dedicated to chocolate and cocoa.” The annual convention – also known as a chocolate-lover’s idea of heaven – kicked off in Paris, France on October 27 with a rather unique fashion show
Actresses, dancers, and two former Miss France winners emerged in outfits that included a silver tutu studded with chocolates and another embellished with chocolate stars, all designed as a collaboration between stylists and chocolatiers.
“The difficulties we find with a dress made of chocolate are always about contact with the body, which has a temperature of 37 degrees,” said French chocolatier Joel Patouillard. “Chocolate melts at 30 degrees, so it is quite simple: chocolate must absolutely not touch the body.”
The Salon du Chocolat brings together over 200 international chefs and pastry chefs to celebrate all things chocolate. The trade show is supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.