Saturday, 22 February 2014

Sparkling boots.

These are the most expensive boots in the world!

The shoes were made for the Business of Design Week in Hong Kong (Dec. 2–7 2013), dedicated this year to Belgian creativity.
They are the result of a collaboration between the Antwerp-based diamond companies Diarough/UNI-Design and A.F. Vandevorst.
A.F. Vandevorst is a Belgian husband-wife fashion design team, An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx.
They launched their first collection in Paris in 1998 after graduating from the Fashion School of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. They are known for their contrasts in fabrics, textures, and colors, often layering silky lingerie-inspired pieces with tailored jackets. Here is the link to their website.
An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx designed a pair of black leather ankle boots with a paisley pattern completely covered 1,527 carats of white and natural, champagne, grey and pink colored diamonds from Diarough/UNI-Design. A team of highly skilled craftsmen set all 38,883 diamonds on the boots. The diamonds were placed on the boots , using 4,753 grams of gold. For the A.F.Vandevorst cross-shaped logo, extremely rare reddish pink diamonds have been used.
Her royal highness the Belgian Queen Mathilde witnessed the unveiling of the diamond boots on the 4th of December in Hong Kong, together with 400 VIP guests.
The Belgian queen with the A.F. Vandevorst designers duo.
If I may be honest, I don't really like the boots.
Although the paisley pattern and the gems are exquisite; the boots neither look stylish or elegant.
This exclusive pair of boots is for sale!
In case you have size 39 (UK 6, US 8.5) and 2.348.000 euro ($ 3.2 million), they could be yours.
Would you wear these boots?
Have a nice weekend

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