Chocolate-trimmed long veils, solid chocolate headpieces and macaron belts made waves on the runway as a unique chocolate festival kicked off in Dubai.
The Salon Du Chocolat trade show, held around the world for the past 29 years, returns to Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall with a three-day feast of chocolate.
Thirteen models strutted the runway in chocolate creations, a nod to fashion and pastry. The dresses are crafted by designers and pastry chefs who spent months bringing the pieces to life. Here are some key moments:
The show kicked off with this creation by chef Charles Azar and fashion designer Michelle Kisaayke Aber. Decorated with flowers, gemstones and, of course, chocolate, this dress pays homage to award-winning singer Rihanna and the major trends she has set throughout her career.
The French dancer, known for her banana dresses, is the inspiration for the creations of Jumeirah Al Naseem Executive Pastry Chef Julien Jacob and fashion designer Deanthe Somaiah.
The dress was designed by chef Brice Konan-Ferrand of Valrhona Academy of Pastry Chefs and designer Raghida Tabch. It was inspired by the floral print worn by actress Audrey Hepburn in the film Funny Face.
Chef Edmond Roukoz and designer Yasmaman Tarazi. The Queen was a great follower of fashion and is considered to have greatly influenced the style of her time. A solid chocolate bar and butterfly wings add a touch of royalty to the piece.
Like the singer himself, the piece is a jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring creation. Made from hundreds of chocolate balls, the dress was designed by chef Christiane S. Trilck and fashion designer Juliane Knips. The orchestra comes with an edible chocolate microphone.
Style queen Marie Antoinette (Marie Antoinette) was inspired by her flowing tails and signature hats.Designed by chef Ashwani Pathania Kumar and fashion designer Takwa Alfaisal, the piece pays homage to the Queen’s opulent gowns
The final stunning creation is by award-winning chef Karim Bourgi and designer Lynn Accad. The piece was worn by Jihane Daghar of Maman Chocolate Company as a tribute to the late Princess Diana, who is still regarded as a style icon today for her impeccable taste.
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