05 Nov

Chocolate inspired dresses for the 2011 Chocolate Fashion Show of Paris’ Salon du Chocolat.

Some chocolaty collaborations or inspirations : Alexis Mabille (for Christmas 2009, Alexis Mabille created for Angelina a Yule log surrounded by milk chocolate, and decorated with a silver chocolate bow tie), Anne Valérie Hash (for Christmas 2009, Anne Valérie Hash created a dark chocolate cake, sprayed with gold powder, for Monoprix), Anya Hindmarch (from April 9 to 11, 2009, the Anya Hindmarch stores organized the « Anya’s Easter Egg-stravaganza », which gave customers the opportunity to crack open chocolate eggs to win gifts), Boucheron (for Spring/Summer 2008, to celebrate its 150th anniversary, Boucheron designed a « snake » chocolate necklace, ornated with a 20-carat heart-shaped diamond, in collaboration with the Maison du Chocolat), BVLGARI (in November 2007, BVLGARI opened the Il Cioccolato store, which unveiled chocolate made by Miura Naoki, presented in ring cases, on Tokyo’s Omotesando), Dior (in 2007, a chocolate cake, after a recipe by Christian Dior, was part of the dinner that took place in the Bô Zin restaurant, for Marrakech International Film Festival), Estée Lauder (for Autumn 2008, Estée Lauder launched the « Chocolate Decadence » makeup line, inspired by the pastries of the Sabarsky coffee shop, in New York’s Neue Galerie), Giorgio Armani (in 2008, Giorgio Armani unveiled a line of Easter chocolate eggs, and in July 2010, the Armani Group signed a license with Venchi to launch the Armani / Dolci range, which included chocolates), Givenchy (for Autumn 2006, Givenchy launched the « Chocolate Delight / Délice de Chocolat » makeup line, imagined by Nicolas Degennes, after Pierre Hermé’s desserts, and, for Christmas 2008, Hubert de Givenchy designed a chocolate Yule log, covered with golden powder, for Lenôtre), Gucci (for Autumn 2004, double « G »-emblazoned chocolates, made by chef Ernst Knam, were available at the then-new Gucci café, in the Gucci store, in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II), Henry Holland (in March 2008, Henry Holland designed an unique chocolate Easter egg for Thorntons, which was auctioned off on eBay to profit children’s charity Barnardo’s), Issey Miyake (the 1st exhibition organized in Issey Miyake’s 21_21 Design Sight Center, inaugurated in 2007, in Minato, Tokyo, was dedicated to chocolate), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (for Christmas 2005, as part of his « Royal Christmas » for the Galeries Lafayette, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac designed chocolate-flavored marshmallow bears for Lafayette Gourmet), Jean Paul Gaultier (in the ’90s, Jean Paul Gaultier starred in a TV campaign for M&M’s®), Karl Lagerfeld (for Christmas 2007, Karl Lagerfeld designed a Yule log, presented in a chocolate-and-mirror box, for Lenôtre), Lanvin (in November 2011, to celebrate the launch of the childrenswear Lanvin Petite collection, Lanvin organized a competition asking little girls to invent the best recipe of chocolate cake ; the winning recipe was selected and made by the Ritz Escoffier School’s chef), Le Vian Chocolatier® Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (this jewelry collection included the « Chocolate Diamonds® » line), Lolita Lempicka (for Christmas 2008, Lolita Lempicka designed the organic range « Lolita Lempicka’s Delights / Les Gourmandises de Lolita Lempicka », which featured chocolate bars and chocolate spread, for Bonneterre), Maison Martin Margiela Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (the invitation card for this show was a chocolate bar), Manolo Blahnik (on September 8, 2010, for « British Vogue »’s Fashion’s Night Out, Liberty of London hosted the « World of Manolo » pop-up store, where delights, including chocolates, were named after the shoe designer’s creations), Marni by Consuelo Castiglioni (Marni by Consuelo Castiglioni created chocolate macaroons for Ladurée, that were launched on December 1, 2009), Paco Rabanne (for Christmas 2006, Paco Rabanne conceived, with chef Laurent Delarbre, a geometric chocolate and coconut cake for Paris’ Café de la Paix), Sonia Rykiel (for Autumn/Winter 2005-2006, Sonia Rykiel decorated the packaging of 3 organic chocolate bars for Ladurée ; for the finale of the Sonia Rykiel Spring/Summer 2006 Show, a T-shirt with a « Chocolate  / Le chocolat / » slogan followed a T-shirt with a « She loves / Elle aime » message ; furthermore, Sonia Rykiel is a member of the Chocolate Appreciation Society / Club des Croqueurs de Chocolat), Thierry Mugler (Rosemary Rodriguez for Thierry Mugler conceived the « Pop Fizz » mille-feuille, based on, among other delights, white chocolate, and available at Paris’ Café de la Paix, from May 16 until September 15, 2010).

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Posted by on November 5, 2012 in Food


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6 responses to “Chocolate

  1. dannadesigns

    November 12, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Love these chocolate inspired dresses!

  2. Fashion Mayann

    November 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    They’re so yummy !!! Thanks for your delicious comment. Who said indulgence was bad ?

  3. Baliettin

    December 5, 2012 at 9:28 am

    This site surprises me. Figurative phrases. Awesome advice. Have a great day. Global copywriter. :-). My coworkers explore new trends. Good afternoon out of other continent.

    • Fashion Mayann

      December 6, 2012 at 8:28 am

      Thanks for your lovely comment, Cioskamostir, and have a great (chocolaty) day !!!

  4. valerycreates

    March 5, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Great post and I love chocolate nuances!

  5. Fashion Mayann

    March 7, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Thank you so much : chocolate is my (only) drug !


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