Raffles Dubai has created quite a stir thanks to the announcement that they will be unveiling the world’s most expensive shoes this November. Created by British designer Debbie Wingham, the shoes are worth a staggering $15m (AED 55m) thanks to the liberal application of diamonds.
The shoes have been stitched together with 25 carat gold threat but trust us, nobody is looking at the stitching when there are a whopping 1000 diamonds set in platinum to be gawked at. That includes two three-carat pink diamonds worth $4.4m (AED 16.2m) each, two one carat blue diamonds valued at $1.9m (AED 7m) each.
“Diamonds are becoming the material of choice for my clients, only now we are looking at them in a more inventive way,” said designer Debbie Wingham. “Many of my clients have valuable pieces of jewelry that live in a safe and are only worn once or twice in a lifetime; by using their precious gems to design a bespoke piece of art, I can create something that can be admired on a daily basis.”
The shoes were actually commissioned by an unnamed client of the designer as a surprise 30th birthday gift. You can see them in person at Raffles Salon between 2pm and 7pm on November 2 and 3, as you enjoy the salon’s Fashion Afternoon Tea.