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The designs are simply edible at the Salon du chocolat fair


BRUSSELS: From floor-sweeping gowns to eye-catching shorter dresses, models strutted down a Brussels catwalk in an array of unusual designs this week – all adorned with chocolate.

The daily fashion show, which sees teams of chefs and designers working together to create chocolate outfits, is a highlight of the “Salon du Chocolat” chocolate fair in the Belgian capital this week.

The sweet-toothed can see chocolatie­rs or chocolate makers at work and taste samples. Belgian chocolate-makers are known for their pralines.

At the fair’s Thursday night opening, specially designed dresses were showcased under the theme “Back to the Future”. Different kinds of choco- late in all shapes and sizes were used to decorate the dresses. One short red frock had small balls of chocolate attached while another, longer gown was decorated with chocolate leaves. Even accessorie­s, such as hats, bore the sweet.

Some 80 chocolatie­rs are presenting their work at the fair, which also has versions around the world. – Reuters

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A model on the runway at the Salon du chocolat fair in Brussels.

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