The best runway at Paris Fashion Week was a cheese-themed show, which featured models in fancy dresses carrying wheels of Roquefort, plates of Parmesan, and chunks of brie. The fact that I missed this fusion of my two favorite things — fashion and fromage — sent me into a deep depression. But you know what I like even more than cheese? Chocolate. And the fact that my invite was once again lost has sent me on another downward spiral.
The Salon du Chocolat is France’s annual exposition where chocolatiers come together to display their skills with white, light, dark, and every variety of the sweet confection in elaborate presentations, from a giant polar bear to a recreation of the Eiffel Tower. To kick things off, the best in the business molded sweet stuff into couture dresses. "The dress is all in chocolate, it is a true sweet,“ French chocolatier Jeffrey Cagnes said. "The difficulty with it is to keep it in place for a long time, it is hot in here, it lasts a short while and starts to melt.”
The culinary artists turned fashion designers created a minidress inspired by Alexander McQueen with appliquéd butterflies, a geometric gown seemingly inspired by Legos, a cowgirl hat, and a wedding gown for the alternative and hungry bride. There was even a naked dress because these creations were not only delicious, they were also on trend. What could be better than being able to wear a beautiful dress and eat it too? Maybe a dress made of chocolate and cheese.