A Dress Made of 24-Karat Gold Exists, Thanks to Zac PosenApr 3, 2013 @ 3:45 pm
A dress made of 24-Karat gold? Yes, it’s possible thanks to Zac Posen. The designer teamed up with Magnum Ice Cream to create a one-of-a-kind couture gown inspired by their newest frozen treat MAGNUM Gold?!—question mark and exclamation point their emphasis, not ours—a vanilla and salted caramel ice cream bar, available starting today. The result: A slinky sleeveless gown boasting more than 10,000 24-karat gold sequins in five different pailette sizes, a piece that has an estimated value of $1.5 million. “Creating my first-ever 24-karat gold dress was a truly priceless experience,” said Posen, who took two weeks to sew it together. “I’m naturally drawn to luxury and love to push my creativity, so the design process of creating a couture dress made of gold was thrilling.” For inspiration, he turned to the sweet treat. “The train reminds me of melting ice cream! The dress is so decadent.” The gown will make its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18 in As Good as Gold, a short film starring Joe Manganiello and Caroline Correa, and simultaneously on Facebook at facebook.com/magnum, so you can see all of its glitter in action.
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