It seems food and fashion go together in mysterious ways . . . The Royal Bath & West of England Society is holding an agricultural fair in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England, over the course of this week. It includes the 2011 National Cheese Awards. This year there's something extra cheesy on display.
A group of students have stunned the fashion world by creating a range of dresses - made entirely out of cheese.
Five incredible creations have gone on display after young designers spent 1,000 hours and one tonne [2,204.6 pounds] of cheese putting them together.
The cheese couture runway collection includes a ball gown encrusted with melted cheddar.
Designed by style and textile scholars at Bath Spa University, the clothes also come with ‘Jimmy Cheese’ shoes - also made from the strong-smelling dairy product.
They were heat moulded and sculpted into frocks and outfits using Pilgrims Choice Vintage, Added Mature and Red Leicester cheeses.
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All the cheese frocks will be on show at the Royal Bath and West Display, at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, from tomorrow till Saturday.
There's more at the link.
One does wonder how the partners of ladies wearing these things are supposed to deal with this. Do they help them undress at night - or simply walk in with a plate of crackers, and eat the dress?
Of course, there's also the question of accessorizing. If ladies are going to be wearing dresses made of cheese, what better accessory than a handbag made from beef jerky?
That way, both dogs and cats will have a reason to follow them . . .