This week, more than 400 exhibitors are in Paris, France for the 2009 Paris Chocolate Festival. The event, which runs from October 14-18th, kicked off last night with a chocolate fashion show. And yes, everything that was worn was either made with or layered in chocolate!
The five day event will feature the latest innovations from chocolatiers around the world, and will include cooking demonstrations, a cocoa show dedicated to the cultures and countries that produce cocoa, tasting sessions and even an awards show.
Last night’s fashion show featured French celebrities, including models, actors, singers and television personalities, who strutted down the catwalk in edible fashion themed around popular clothing trends of the past.
I’ve always wondered how chocolate and fashion survive together, and how the chocolate manages to not make a huge mess all over the wearer! The majority of these, though, look to just be chocolate and chocolate items attached to real clothing, so that probably helps.
Check out a bunch more photos of the chocolate fashion show under the cut!
[images: zuma press]