Fashion Show at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris Features Edible Haute Couture!

Cécile Belin in "Les Oursons à Rio" created by Marianne Galland (MJM Graphic Design) and Cémoi.

The 18th annual Salon du Chocolat opened on a very sweet note in Paris last night when fashion designers and chocolatiers joined forces to transport the wildly enthusiastic audience to the exotic lands of Mexico, Asia, India, Africa, Brazil and into the far reaches of outerspace. Inspired by the theme, "The New World's of Chocolate", there were some exquisite culinary masterpieces, including a Carnival creation with diaphanous wings sprinkled with chocolate truffles, a Mayan costume adorned with gold leaf chocolate medallions and a finely detailed kimono sprinkled with delicate chocolate flowers.

British singer Tara McDonald in "Theia", created by Valérie Pache and Stéphane Bonnat.

While the aroma of chocolate wafted enticingly through the air, celebrity models strutted their stuff on the runway and students of the Académie Internationale de Comédie Musicale performed dance routines to introduce each of the featured countries. As promised, the show finished with a spectacular climax, a rousing performance of "Give Me More" by English songwriter and vocalist Tara McDonald. If you think that sashaying around on stage is hard, try singing a steamy song in a dress that is made out of chocolate!

Visitors to the Salon du Chocolat are invited to watch the dazzling Chocolate Fashion Show daily at 5:00 pm. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to grab a spot as early as possible. Not surprisingly, there's a big demand for seats because everyone wants to see this show! The chocolate dresses are on display in the hall both before and after they appear on the catwalk. It's a great opportunity to study the details and to take photos.

Please click here to see the Chocolate Fashion Show album on Facebook.


In a tribute to Korea, South Korean actress Kim Yoo Jung traveled especially to Paris to appear in this superbly crafted traditional dress.

Comments

  1. You seem to really enjoy this event. Maybe GL should combine their World's Largest Fashion Show with this one--The World's Largest Chocolate and Fashion Show. Well, it probably is the large chocolate fashion show to be with. Anyway.

    What swag did you get at the event?

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    1. I LOVE this event! It amazes me that a designer is able to envision a dress made out of chocolate and that a chocolatier is able to transform that idea into reality. Plus, the dresses look fabulous and smell even better. There's no way that I would be able to stand the combined excitement of the World's Largest Fashion Show and the Chocolate Fashion Show.

      No swag but lots of chocolate and champagne!

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  2. Formidable! My favorite this year was Kim Yoo Jung and that amazing chocolate costume.

    Is there any event that better captures the combined French talent for engineering, fashion, gastronomy, creativity and frivolity?

    Thanks again, MK, for introducing us to - and sharing - an incredibly unique perspective on life in Paris; one that most of us would not otherwise have encountered.

    Et, Vive La France!

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    1. Vive la France is right...as is your very apt description of the Chocolate Fashion Show!

      I still haven't decided which dress is my favorite but Kim Yoo Jung's is in my top 3 or 4. It was fun to see how each celebrity model presented their costume because some of them really got into character.

      Thanks for reading! I can't think of anything that I would rather do right now than discover new things about Paris and share them.

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  3. Fabulous! I am going to go on Friday. What time do you think I should be there for a seat? Thanks for all the good info on this fun event. Wish we could have gone together!

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    1. I wish that we could have gone together, too. We really need to coordinate our travel schedules!

      The Chocolate Salon was a lot busier this year so I would say to get there at least 30-60 minutes before the show. I was surprised by the number of people there yesterday but it's probably because it's a holiday weekend and the children are out of school.

      I look forward to reading about the show and seeing pics on your blog!

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  4. How on earth do they stop the chocolate melting on the models?

    Love Denise

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    1. The chocolatier with whom I spoke told me that they use special culinary cooling spray backstage to keep the chocolate from melting. Once the models are onstage, the hot stage lights make it even more risky. Last year, one of the dresses melted off of the model during the grand finale. That's probably the fear of every chocolatier who participates in the Chocolate Fashion Show!

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  5. Whew, thank goodness you posted this on Halloween, when I have plenty of chocolates to indulge my cravings! Funny how thin models in chocolate frocks makes me ravenous :)
    dekage

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    1. Trick or treat? Do you have any Halloween candy left? I hope that you were able to satisfy your cravings!

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