Sweet-toothed visitors to a fashion show in Paris yesterday found themselves in heaven when they were greeted with a range of dresses, skirts, tops and lingerie made out of an unusual material - chocolate.

The edible styles were dreamed up by 150 chocolate makers and a host of top fashion designers at the opening of the Salon du Chocolat at the Louvre's Carrousel.

Television host Linda Lacoste modelled a white and dark chocolate dotted dress while the audience was offered chocolate sculptures for sale.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the Voice of a Child foundation, a group of 50 organisations that act on behalf of children throughout the world.