New Zealand Fashion Week kicked off in Auckland and that was some kicking I say! You don’t know what sparkle and dazzle is all about till you get your eyes fixed on this beautiful and bright Swarovski outfit that can be labelled as the showstopper. This highlight of the event adorned with thousands of hand-sewn Swarovski crystals from the World collection was fittingly titled “There is No Depression.” World designer Francis Hooper said that the collection was designed to encourage women to spend money on luxury pieces instead of items meant for mass consumption. And to maintain what he said, he valued his creation at $33,000. Jeepers!