Money can’t buy happiness. Especially if your happiness is a dress worth more than 5 million dollars! The world of fashion is surely no stranger to expensive designer clothes and fashion items worth tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Famous brands and designers all over the world have always put style and fashion at a price not many can afford. And this list will even go beyond that, showing that clothes can mean more than style, beauty and being fashionable. Sometimes it also shows status. If you think spending $1000 on a luxury dress is too much, wait till you see the most luxurious, most expensive clothes in the world:
5. Marilyn Munroe’s Subway Dress
More than sixty years ago, Hollywood Icon Marilyn Munroe made cinematic history when she stood on a New York City subway grate wearing a white dress with the famous breeze blowing upward. The Seven Year Itch scene went on to become one of the most iconic moments in movie history. The dress, which was later auctioned as part of Debbie Reynolds’ near-600-piece Hollywood prop collection, was sold for $4.6 million in 2011.
4. Debbie Wingham’s Black Diamond Dress
UK Designer Debbie Wingham, made headlines when she created a stunning dress encrusted with black diamonds. Presented for the first time at the Fairmont Grand Hotel in Kyiv, Ukraine, the piece took Debbie almost half a year to create. Consisting of 50 black diamonds (2 carats each) and about 50,000 odd stitches, this work of art costs $5.7 million!
3. Scott Henshall’s Diamond Dress
At the 2004 Spider-man movie premiere, one of the biggest attractions, was a Scott Henshall designed dress that costs a whopping $9 million. Singer Samantha Mumba donned the little black dress encrusted with diamonds. Worried that the precious stones might fall off, she changed before the screening. “I loved wearing the diamond dress but I was worried about one of them falling off so I got changed”, said the singer.
2. Debbie Wingham’s Abaya dress
Another Debbie Wingham creation on this list, the gem-encrusted Abaya dress looks deceptively simple in the design but definitely hits the high marks in style. The single red diamond in the encrusted in the center is said to be one of the rarest varieties of the stone. The current value to the diamond alone is a staggering $7.44 million.
1 .Faisol Abdullah’s the Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur
Decked with 751 diamonds, the Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur is deemed the most expensive piece of clothing worth $30 million. Faisol Abdullah, the dress’ creator told Reuters in an interview that the dress is a symbol of luxury and investment: “Stocks drop, gold is even falling but a diamond is forever. This is a dress with diamonds. Why do backwards, why can’t we go forwards?” The dress was launched in Malaysia’s capital at the 2009 STYLO fashion week which showcased local and international designers.
Some people like to wear dresses for the style, some for quality. Other people do like to boast about the “price” of what they wear. Be it luxury, style or simply the comfort of wearing a nice dress, designers will always have something for every taste and price.