The Salon de Chocolat in Paris kicked off with the fashion parade – in which all the clothes were made of chocolate. The models looked good enough to eat – and so did their clothes.
British singer Tara McDonald was there, wearing an ultra sweet confection.
French Chocolatier, Stephane Bonnat said: “Chocolate is supposed to be rigid, and Tara is moving a lot, so we had to play with the material, the chocolate and so on. And also, as the chocolate is melting at the temperature of the body, we have some tricky things to do so she’s not sticky.”
Tara Mcdonald said: “I think you did a great job with that actually, because I’ve noticed that some of the other people’s dresses, they have chocolate all over them and I don’t.”
South Korean actress Kim Yoo Jung was also there, modelling a chocolate dress made of very fragile lace.
And just a short walk away, at the Autumn Fair, designers were also showing unusual collections. Karen Karmody’s harvest offering featured fresh autumn vegetables.
Karen Karmody said: “The collection that I’ve done, these are the kind of dresses that Karen Karmody normally does, but covered in vegetables. And all the colours I’ve used and the different types of fabric to go with the different colours of vegetables to make it pop, and just, you know, be something lovely to look at.”
The dresses, incorporating aubergines, red peppers and banana leaves, had to be refrigerated before the show to preserve their freshness.