The 25th Paris Chocolate Fair, or Le Salon du Chocolat, watched versions take to the catwalk in outfits made from the candy treat.
The series on Tuesday celebrated chocolate-producing nations globally such as Peru, Ivory Coast, and the Philippines, including traditional music from and outfits inspired by every nation.
The First Lady of Ivory Coast, Dominique Folloroux-Ouattara, was one of the crowd viewing models for this season’s Miss France, Vaimalama Chaves, strut their stuff.
Designer Elsa Muse clarified the degree of work that goes into such a dress. She created 2,000 individual chocolate rings and coated them in various textures with cocoa powder and crushed cherry to make a pattern, before threading every pearl to an elastic chain to be attached to the dress.
The Paris Chocolate Fair, which runs till 3 November brings together 500 chocolate and participants in 20 nations. Visitors may attend chocolate-making presentations, a display on the history of the chocolate style show, or sample the inventions of 230 distinct exhibitors.