World’s most expensive shoes – Dhs11million – on sale in Dubai
What’s On has details of the most expensive pair of shoes in the world going on sale in Dubai, from Belgian fashion label A F Vandervorst.
Expensive shoes may be the norm in the UAE, but a new pair of bejeweled boots – which go on display in the city later this week – promises to be the most extravagant yet.
The boots, labelled the world’s most expensive pair of shoes, will be presented at the Dubai International Jewellery Week 2014, the Middle East’s largest jewellery event at the Dubai World Trade Centre next week by the Antwerp, New York and Dubai-based jeweller Auro Jewels, and will later go on sale for a cool Dhs11.3m.
The European size 38 ladies’ calf-length boots – designed by the Belgian fashion label A F Vandervorst – are emblazoned with almost 40,000 grey, pink and champagne diamonds, as well as over 4,500 grams of gold.
“The world’s most expensive boots have been designed with the Middle Eastern woman in mind,” said Ayesha Mehta, the co-founder of Auro Jewels, the makers of the boots that will go on display from December 3-6.
“The eventual owner will be someone who loves to stand out from a crowd and someone who adores, appreciates and values exclusive, rare and one-of-a-kind pieces,” she added.
The 19th edition of the Dubai International Jewellery Week features various daily seminars designed to give consumers and trade visitors the opportunity to learn all there is to know about diamonds and jewellery.
It’s not the first time a designer has made expensive accessories specifically for the Middle Eastern market. Earlier this year, a Dubai dental clinic made a gold denture encrusted with diamonds valued at over Dhs550,000. Ten grams of pure 24 carat gold were used, in addition to 156 circular 2.5 carat diamonds.
Other ‘world’s most expensive’ recently available in Dubai is the ‘Kopi Luwak’ coffee – Dhs180 for two cups – at ICONS Coffee Couture, in Souk Al Bahar, and a bra adorned with 4,200 precious gems set in 18-karat gold known as the ’Royal Fantasy Bra and Belt’.