Gold coins gown worth $278,000 unveiled in Tokyo


We did tell you that this BLINGED gold coin dress earlier too. However today its come back on Luxurylaunches this shimmering gown was unveiled yesterday at a press preview in Tokyo. Japan’s largest bullion house, Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewellery K.K., has created this dress using 325 Austrian gold coins to commemorate the Vienna Philharmonic, which it will display for a week at its store in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district. The open-necked, mermaid-line gown, trimmed with fur and sporting one huge gold puff sleeve, was designed by students at Tokyo’s Bunka Fashion College, the alma mater of several leading Japanese designers including Kenzo Takada. Mayuka, the 178-cm (5 foot 10 inch) model weighing a little over 50 kg (110 lb), admitted that the dress was very heavy and she that was unlikely to try dancing in it. The bullion house does not plan to sell the gown, but it said it would entertain any serious offers. Two men’s jackets also using gold coins, together valued at about 127 million yen, will also be shown.


Apart from gold coins, Tanaka Kikinzoku also offers a range of goods made from gold. An 18-karat gold bathtub that it crafted for a Japanese hotel made the headlines twice, once when it was unveiled and a second time when it was stolen from the seaside hot springs.
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