Diamonds are undeniably girl’s best friend, but there are limitations for a best friend too! I too love these sparkling rocks, but you wouldn’t catch me wearing a diamond blouse (even if I could afford it). The $1.4 million diamond-studded top unveiled in February during Milan Fashion Week will go on the auction block in Dubai in mid December. It was created by the late renowned fashion designer Gianfranco Ferré in a joint effort with diamond company and DTC sightholder Dalumi. It concluded Ferré’s women’s collection for fall/winter 2007/2008. Matched with black tuxedo pants and a black silk cape, the outfit was worn on the runway by British rock singer Skin. More than 900 diamonds weighing more than 300 cts. were stitched in curved horizontal rows across a sheer black vest. The diamonds were of G color and VS and higher clarity and were set in white-gold studs. A single Ferré employee hand-stitched each diamond onto the fabric.
This dazzling top was displayed in jewelry shows around the world, including BaselWorld, The JCK Show ~ Las Vegas, the Hong Kong Jewellery & Watch Fair, and the Forevermark DTC event in Tokyo.