If you only want to wear the finest and most expensive threads, be ready to pay £3.7 million (US$ 5.7 million) for this one of a kind dress by British fashion designer Debbie Wingham. Encrusted with 50 two-carat black diamonds, Wingham’s creation debuted at Ukraine Fashion Week in Kiev recently.
The expensive frock sets the world record for the Most Expensive Dress, according to the World Record Academy. Wingham used semitransparent fabric for the dress, which she herself sew, and decorated it with rare black diamonds on the basque and shrug.
On the fringe of the dress are white diamonds framed in gold, painstakingly hand-stitched by the couturier herself. It took six months for Wingham to finish her 29 lbs. creation which she considers as “an anthem for a beautiful woman who loves life.”
British luxury goods specialist Stuart Hughes creates a one of a kind customized iPad embellished with gold, diamonds and shavings of Tyrannosaurus Rex bone, reportedly costing £5m.
The device’s iconic Apple logo alone is encrusted with 53 separate gems of 12.5-carat diamonds. The back section has been covered with 24-carat gold and weighs two kilograms.
But the most expensive part of the iPad is actually the main front frame which is made from Ammolite sourced from Canada. Ammolites are said to be the oldest rock in the world. The particular stone used for this gadget is said to be more than 75 million years old.
Another unique design element is a Tyrannosaurus rex thigh bone, which dates back to 65 million years. The fossilized bone was embedded into the stone. As a final touch, a single-cut 8.5-carat flawless diamond inlaid in platinum surrounded by 12 satellite gems serves as the iPad button.
The limited edition just has two pieces for sale. Surprisingly, one was already sold to an undisclosed buyer.
The “pricey” iPad is not the first from Stuart Hughes. The man is known for for creating “ultra-luxury” goods, including a £219,995 Macbook Air and a diamond and platinum iPhone costing £20,995.