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Last updated at 12:53 GMT, Wednesday, 07 November 2012

Edible outfits

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Fashion good enough to eat.

Models at this Paris show took to the catwalk wearing outfits made almost entirely out of chocolate.

The dresses were inspired by styles from around the world, and included chocolate fudge skirts and intricate golden bodices.

Creating the dresses was a tricky process for the designers, as the combination of human bodies and stage lighting meant that the outfits were likely to melt.

catwalk

narrow walkway which is used to model clothes

inspired

influenced

intricate

complex

tricky

difficult

to melt

to soften or become liquid

Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.
Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

catwalk / inspired / intricate / tricky / to melt

1. I might start small and offer my services to friends and acquaintances but even that is ______ because you're expected to offer these services as a favour to people you know.

2. The networks of paddies stretch far down the valleys. They are ________ and beautiful, but nobody makes much money here.

3. Seventeen flood warnings have been issued as the snow begins ____________ away, with one bridge in danger of collapse.

4. Members of the clergy from across the North West of England have taken to the __________ to show off the latest in church fashion at an event in Greater Manchester.

5. A new design of sticky tape __________ by observing how beetles and other insects stick to surfaces has been developed.

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How did you do?

1

tricky

2

intricate

3

to melt

4

catwalk

5

inspired