The Salon Du Chocolat is a Parisian dream world — a five day chocolate festival in Paris, featuring a global smorgasbord of the world’s best chocolatiers. There’s basically chocolate everywhere, and the event is kicked off with a chocolate fashion show. Yes, that’s right: a chocolate fashion show, chock full of sartorial designs created mostly from the dark sugary treat. This is the Salon’s 18th year, and it seems that the chocolatiers have really, truly outdone themselves. Check out the fashion show above!
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Whoa, this is like a “Project Runway” challenge that a bunch of designers did just because. This fashion show for a chocolate convention in New York featured dresses created by clothing designers and pastry chefs. We hadn’t heard of any of them before, and maybe these wacky designs are the reason why: The presentation included dresses with cartoon-y touches, a molded bodice made from dark and milk chocolate, and a Lady Gaga-esque outfit featuring a futuristic leotard made from candy armor and fishnets.
What might be more interesting (or disturbing, you decide) is a bit on a new type of chocolate, one made from camel milk. It’s described as being a bit salty with a “mineral” taste. So wrong. And oddly, we kind of want to try it. [CNN] Keep reading »