Recently at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris, models trotted along the runway in dresses made of chocolate.
I saw these photos and laughed, but then the old woman part of me yells, “People are starving in the world! France! BAH!” But fashion is nothing if not somewhat absurd. The day fashion becomes nothing but functional is the day we all join NASA (yes plz!) and give up our aesthetics (no thx!). I’m torn on whether I like high fashion. It’s such a huge waste of energy and money, but I love the pure freedom of artistic expression, even if it often slips into the ridiculous and ugly. But I love the concept of art: a semi-useless exercise of creativity for creativity’s sake.
If you’re not the type to worry about third-worlders, this must have been a seriously entertaining event. Edible high fashion: What a great idea, in part because it’s so potentially disastrous, but also because it’s so temporary that it basically becomes performance art. Each dress can only be worn once before it starts to go bad. One of the dresses literally fell apart on the runway (see below). What more do you want? Ridiculous shenanigans are the best! Too bad there are people starving in the world, France.