A model presents creations made with chocolate during the gala preview of the Salon du Chocolat (Chocolate Fair) in Brussels on March 1, 2018. AFP Photo

BRUSSELS: In a dream mix for sweet-toothed fashionistas, models strutted the catwalk in Brussels draped in fanciful clothes made with chocolate.

The fashion show, which teams designers with chocolatiers and pastry chefs from more than 15 countries, kicked off the annual three-day Salon du Chocolat chocolate fair in Belgium's capital on Thursday evening.


(File pix) A model presents a cocktail dress and hat made with chocolate during the gala preview of the Salon du Chocolat (Chocolate Fair) in Brussels on March 1, 2018. AFP Photo

Chocolate was moulded into whimsical designs from evening gowns to cocktail dresses to hats.

The international fair, where visitors can sample sweets from more than 130 participants, plays to Belgium's reputation as a leading chocolate maker.

"Once again, it's a dream that becomes reality and we are salivating already," Brussels city mayor Philippe Close said in a statement. -- Reuters


(File pix) A creation made with chocolate teams designers with chocolatiers at the gala preview of the Salon du Chocolat (Chocolate Fair) in Brussels on March 1, 2018. AFP Photo
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