Fashionista’s look out - this season, there’s a mouth-watering must have storming the runway.
Crafted using 50kg of Lindt EXCELLENCE chocolate and taking a painstaking two weeks to create, the sweet, show-stopping dress will be officially unveiled at Salon du Chocolat’s world famous fashion show in London today.
The dress, entitled Eternal Diamond, was designed by Graduate Fashion Week Gold Award winner 2013, Lauren Smith, in collaboration with the renowned Lindt Master Chocolatier and was specially created by award winning food artist, Paul Wayne Gregory.
The dress has been crafted entirely by hand with several hours spent on perfecting the intricate detailing and embellishments alone. The final dress then needed a further 24 hours to be hand painted with Lindt EXCELLENCE chocolate.
Drawing on her inspiration for the one off design, Lauren said: "It was such an exciting opportunity being able to create my first ever chocolate dress and work with the Lindt Master Chocolatier, who is as passionate about chocolate as I am about fashion.
“The elegant chocolate diamond is the iconic symbol of Lindt EXCELLENCE, which is referenced throughout the entire design, incorporated in the accessories and the embellishments, which really bring the design to life. Drawing on the finest ingredients that Lindt EXCELLENCE is famous for, the dress looks as good as it tastes.”
The Lindt Master Chocolatier said: "Working together, we have created something truly bespoke, which captures the essence of Lindt EXCELLENCE in a creative and exciting way, bringing the Eternal Diamond off the page and onto the runway. Fashion never looked so tasty!”
The chocolate dress will be showcased at the Gala Chocolate Fashion Show opening night at Salon du Chocolat this evening (18 October) as part of the closing celebrations of National Chocolate Week. Lindt will be selling and sampling a range of chocolate at stand 95 until Sunday 20 October.