$15m shoe features over 1,000 diamonds and 24-carat gold thread stitching
The world’s most expensive shoe, worth $15m (AED55m), is set to be unveiled for the first time in Raffles Dubai on November 1.
The shoe created by designer Debbie Wingham boasts over 1,000 diamonds set in platinum, with 24-carat gold thread stitching. The diamonds in the piece are extremely rare due to their colour, size and flawless clarity, according to Wingham.
Among them are two three-carat pink diamonds value at $4.4m (AED16.2m), two blue one-carat diamonds worth $1.9m (AED7m) each and four flawless clarity three-carat white diamonds.
Speaking of the inspiration behind the bejewelled shoe, Wingham said diamonds are becoming the material of choice for her clients.
“…only now we are looking at them in a more inventive way. Many of my clients have valuable pieces of jewellery 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,” she said.
The shoe was reportedly commissioned by a private client as a surprise 30th birthday gift.
The one-off piece can be viewed at The Collection – Fashion Afternoon Tea at Raffles on November 2 or 3, however, reservations are required.
Designer Wingham is known for creating the world’s most expensive black diamond dress and the world’s most expensive red diamond abaya.
She also joined forces with shoe designer Chris Campbell to create the world’s most expensive cake in the shape of shoes.