Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Golden Dress

It may weigh you down, but it would be worth it. Japan’s largest bullion house on Thursday unveiled a shimmering gown adorned with hundreds of gold coins weighing a staggering 8 kg and valued at close to 30 million yen ($275,000).
Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewellery K.K. has created a dress using 325 Austrian gold coins issued to commemorate the Vienna Philharmonic, which it will display for a week at its store in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district.
Two men’s jackets also using gold coins, together valued at about 127 million yen, will also be shown.
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.
The bullion house does not plan to sell the gown, but it said it would entertain any serious offers.


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