• Wed, Sep 26 2012

Here Is The World’s Most Expensive Dress

British designed Debbie Wingham unveils the world's most expensive dress

Earlier this week, we learned that the beauty industry sets prices with a haphazardly labeled roulette wheel when Kelly Osbourne showed off her $250,000 black diamond manicure. Although it was painful to accept man’s downfall in such a mundane and pointless manner, at least it prepared us what’s happened since… the unveiling of the world’s most expensive dress, incidentally forged also in black diamonds… which are so rare and expensive, you can make dresses out of them and put them in nail polish.

The world’s most expensive publicity stunt was forged by British designer Debbie Wingham, who we’ve never heard of until now, which is awful telling. She used 50 two-carat black diamonds to create the dress and it weighs in at 29 lbs. Wingham sewed the $5.7 million peplum dress herself and calls it “an anthem for a beautiful woman who loves life.” …life and diamonds. Many of the stones line the peplum (come on) but the rest line the dress’ impressively ugly shrug (see it here).

The World Record Academy says that Wingham’s dress has set the official World Record for Most Expensive Dress. HuffPo has details on many other of the world’s other record-breaking dresses, including cocktail division, prom division, and one that involves 30 million in diamonds, making Wingham’s creation… practically budget.

Here’s a full-length shot:

(Both images via Wenn)

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  • Renee

    You know what my life needs? Shiny bits of compressed carbon. Yep. That will make all my problems, the worlds problems even, just melt away! Tralala!

    Can this “cover it in diamonds” trend end soon?

  • emily

    Aside from the ghastly price, and stupid cover it in diamonds trend that is probably a fat wad of spit into the hole of the economic crisis right now- I think you all need to look again, because that dress is gorgeous. The lines are perfect; this is old glam Hollywood- the 40s perfection- at it’s finest. Repeating “it’s ugly” in your article will not make it so. It it repetitive? Yup- this has been done before- a million things have been covered in diamonds, and these lines have been done before- 70 years ago, and every year since then. But it’s still gorgeous.

    • Ashley Cardiff

      I didn’t call anything ugly repeatedly, nor did I call the dress ugly.

      I called the shrug (not pictured) ugly, because it is.

    • Fabel

      I think it’s ugly. Peplums ruin everything.

  • Kate C-H

    So remember in 2008 when my (now ex) boyfriend and I got drunk, he bought me a corsage, and I wore an 80′s peplum dress to prove just how seriously we were taking my Sorority semi-formal (ahem…not at all)? Yeah that trend was unintentional. I apologise to The Gloss, Hollywood, and fashion in general. That being said, y’all should know better. https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/648_587656899511_2089_n.jpg

  • Steph

    Hope she doesn’t fall into the water with that.

  • Eljen

    wOw , that’s a very2 nicE dress ive ever seen in my life!

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