The world’s most expensive dress is being designed by Faisol Abdullah from Malaysia. This is going to be a very unique dress with 751 diamonds gracing it from Middle Eastern jeweler Mouawad. At $30 million, this is by far the most expensive piece of clothing. This silk and taffeta evening gown is called the “Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur,” and is adorned with a beautiful central 70 carat pear-shaped diamond will debut in time for next month’s Stylo Fashion festival.
“Stocks drop, gold is even falling but a diamond is forever,” Abdullah tells Reuters. “This is a dress with diamonds. Why go backwards, why can’t we go forwards? We are going to the fantastic, but its real. You are getting value for money with these diamonds.” “It’s a security and insurance nightmare buts it’s worth it,” adds Antoine Bakhache, head of Mouawad’s Asia operations. “It’s not throwing $30 million right down the drain, it is an investment for the super-rich.”
Nancy Yeoh, chief executive of Stylo which commissioned the dress, says they plan to present the garment to royal courts around the world starting with the Middle East, noting, “It’s art and there are still enough rich people who would want to buy.”
We are not sure when there is such a case of a credit crunch going around, people will want to invest in a dress full of diamonds. [via Luxist]