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The French Fashion Show That Has Models Dressed In Actual Chocolate
Every year on Halloween, the French celebrate the annual Salon du Chocolat, describing itself as "a unique global pageantry of chocolatiers, artisans, pastry chefs, experts, and businesses." Besides events featuring chocolate sculptures, educational exhibits, and live demonstrations, there is also an extravagant fashion show.
According to Euronews, the fashion show is a collaboration between fashion designers and chocolatiers, where models walk the runway in outfits adorned with chocolate in some form. Each show features a panel of judges with a mix of professional backgrounds, from chocolatiers to fashion designers to pastry chefs.
Per chocolatier Hervé Traclet, the biggest challenge is figuring out how to arrange the treat so that it compliments the model’s movements without cracking. However, Clémence Botino, who won Miss France in 2020 and has participated in the show, noted that the chocolate adds significant weight to the dress.