Hollywood actor Brad Pitt was tapped by French fashion and fragrance house Chanel to be the spokesperson for the latest edition of its best selling scent, Chanel No. 5. At $4,200 per 30-ounce bottle, the Grand Extrait edition of this iconic women’s scent is the most expensive perfume Chanel has ever come out with, trumping its previous 7.5-ounce version which costs $2100.
Dubbed as a bottle of the perfume in “its rarest, most collectible form,” the Grand Extrait contains the exact same formula of the classic Chanel No. 5 except that it is packaged in an exquisite and updated version of its faceted bottle, said to have been made using a combination of molds and the special handiwork of seasoned glass-makers. The bottle is then placed in a “hand-assembled, artisan-crafted case,” a work of art in itself. Furthermore, the Grand Extrait comes in a very limited quantity, making it highly exclusive and quite collectible. Read more
New Zealand footwear designer Kathryn Wilson, in collaboration with Sarah Hutchings of Orsini Fine Jewellery, has created the world’s most expensive high-heeled shoe. Inspired by Cinderella’s glass slippers, Wilson created a white round toe pump encrusted with more than half a million dollars’ worth of white diamonds making it a truly one-of-a-kind work of art.
If you only want to wear the finest and most expensive threads, be ready to pay £3.7 million (US$ 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.”
The most expensive street legal production car available on the market today is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. It is also the fastest accelerating car reaching 0-60 in 2.5 seconds with record-breaking top speed of 267 mph. However, speed is electronically limited to 258 mph to protect the tires from disintegrating. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport can be yours at $2,600,000.
Manufactured in Molsheim, France by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., the Super Sport features a 16 cylinder – 1,200 horsepower engine. It was shown publicly for the first time at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August 2010. The first edition came in a matte black and orange color combination. To keep its exclusivity, Bugatti have stated that only 30 will be produced.