For an idea of what posh looks like, you have to check out this dress by Lebanese designer Walid Atallah — embellished with pearls and real diamonds, the dress costs a whooping US$1.5 million. The designer premiered the dress in a fashion show in Oman recently, choosing Egyptian actress Somaya al-Khashab to walk in the extravagant dress.
Atallah explains the conspicuous opulence of the dress as follows, “What better day than her wedding to be coroneted as a queen with diamonds sparks? A diamond on a woman is a sign that she is loved, cherished and eternalised, because long after she’s gone, the diamond she once wore will live forever.”
The world’s most expensive wedding dress, valued at US$12 million. (Photo from Yahoo Style)
Atallah is obviously not one for subtlety. This is the second time the designer has sought to create the world’s most expensive dress, albeit unsuccessfully. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the title is retained by jeweller Martin Katz and dressmaker Renee Strauss, who created a gown covered in 150 carats of diamonds in 2006 valued at US$12 million. In second place is a US$8.5 million dress by Japanese designer Yumi Katsura, which is covered in an 8.8 carat green diamond, 1,000 pearls, and a rare 5 carat white gold diamond. Amidst the stiff competition, Atallah can only settle for third.