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Watch: Models get a taste for the sweet at Paris Chocolate Fair

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Watch: Models get a taste for the sweet at Paris Chocolate Fair
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The 25th Paris Chocolate Fair, or Le Salon du Chocolat, saw models take to the catwalk in outfits made from the sweet treat.

The show on Tuesday celebrated chocolate-producing countries worldwide including Peru, Ivory Coast and the Philippines, featuring traditional music from and outfits inspired by each country.

The First Lady of Ivory Coast, Dominique Folloroux-Ouattara, was among the audience watching models including this year's Miss France, Vaimalama Chaves, strut their stuff. Chaves, who hails from French Polynesia, wore a traditional outfit made of Tahitian chocolate.

Designer Elsa Muse described the level of work which goes into such a dress. She made 2,000 individual chocolate pearls and covered them in different textures using cocoa powder and crushed cocoa to create a pattern, before threading each pearl on to an elastic string to be attached to the dress.

The Paris Chocolate Fair, which runs until 3 November brings together 500 participants and chocolate from 20 countries. Visitors can attend chocolate-making demonstrations, an exhibition on the history of the chocolate fashion show, or sample the creations of 230 different exhibitors.

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