Zac Young’s Chocolate Cookie Dress Is Red-Carpet Ready

Bet you’d like a bite!Photo: Melissa Hom
Pastry chef Zac Young of Butter has teamed up with designer Nicole Romano to showcase what they consider their masterpiece: "Bakewear," a tempting — and totally edible — dress. The fashion statement will make its debut at the 10th Anniversary Chocolate Show tonight, where, among the various demonstrations and tastings, designers will unveil their chocolate-inspired looks. During last night’s pre-show fitting, Young talked about how model Ashley Moss would be sporting the frock — which is made of 600 cookies — on the CBS Early Show come Friday morning: "She’s gonna be outside in the freezing cold with her ta-tas getting all hard, breaking my cookies!"

Young, once a dancer, advises his model: "Plié so that your vajayjay drops to the floor!"Photos: Melissa Hom
Young and Romano went through sixteen recipes and eight different types of glue (ultimately, good old Super Glue worked the best) to realize their vision. The final tally: 6 pounds of chocolate, 8 pounds of butter, 600 cookies, and zero fabric. Young stuck with his classic black and white chocolate, zebra-striped shortbread cookies — except overmixed, overbaked, and stale enough to withstand drilling and wearing. Good enough to eat, though probably not advisable.

New York Chocolate Show 2007