Fashion meets chocolate on Belgian catwalk

The 14 mouth-watering creations at the annual "Salon du Chocolat" fair included a jumpsuit of dabs of colour and chocolate petals emerging from the fabric.

"It's a mix of haute couture and Belgian chocolate," said the costume's creator Sixtine Anne de Molina, adding she spent five months working on the design, which includes a thousand pieces of chocolate.

"Sometimes it's hard to tell which what part of the dress is actually chocolate and what part is painted."

Another chocolate-festooned dress on display was inspired by carnival masks while a third one was a brown, beige and red striped long gown resembling knitwear.