If it happens often that the thrill of wonderful collections on sumptuous catwalks does get the best of us and among uhs and ahs of admiration and fascination we also throw in adjectives such as sweet! when we see a pleated skirt, delicious! when in front of the nuances of spring-summer blouses and dresses or irresistible! to a stiletto heel… we would better restrain ourselves and stick to a more professional vocabulary. And even more so since we need these appetising descriptions for the string of designer treats that the businesses of the fashion industry have started juggling just as masterfully as their – until yesterday – core creations.
Armani, for instance, seems to be seeing the link artistic between drawing the cuts of a cashmere jacket and outlining the futuristic shape of a cake with a distinct air of molecular cuisine – mousse au chocolat, strawberry sorbet and gold leaf are his new silks, veils and satins! And the Armani Dolci chocolates and marmalades available year round – for a few dozen euros a box, and I just couldn’t show you less than three examples – can be perfectly matched by a beautiful bouquet of Armani Fiori!
Roberto Cavalli is, in his turn, also a (designer) master chocolatier! A box of pralines costs, depending on the number of bonbons, EUR 15 for 9, EUR 39 for 25, EUR 77 for 50 and EUR 150 for 100, no matter the print you choose. Still, zebra and leopard are the most highly appreciated.
The Dior chocolate lies somewhere between myth and reality. It seems that the haute couture chocolat confirms its materialisation from mirage to fine cocoa only as a holiday gift for the biggest magazine editors. Still, there is available an unexpected recipe of Christian Dior’s favourite cake for us all to have a taste at…
Also French Jean Paul Gaultier does not have his own line of pastries of chocolates, as it even looks like sweets are just not his particular source of inspirations. He appears to be having a definite bias for elixirs – be they Evian or Piper-Heidsiek champagne – as he has by now created a true collection of limited edition bottles!
Vivienne Westwood expresses her multifaceted creativity season after season. So, why don’t you choose a box of love letter-chocolates Westwood x Fortnum & Mason for Valentine’s? Or maybe a bottle of Chivas dressed to impress might be more suited for your tastes?
And now that we’ve talked about fanfare outfitted bottles, we couldn’t possibly forsake the heavenly Evian by Christian Lacroix or not mention the already legendary Diet Cokes by Marc Jacobs or Diane Von Fürstenberg! They’re already in the hands of collectors, but I’ve run into an offer on e-Bay for a complete set – and yet unopened at that – of the Jacobs edition!
Meanwhile, if you’ve also started to try persuading yourselves that authentic whisky or Coke have the exact same taste no matter the packaging, I’ll give us a further 3 final examples to practice our mental exercise on: Yes, Ladurée macaroons are divine be they Marni, Christian Louboutin or Lanvin!
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