World's Most Expensive Shoe
British designer Debbie Wingham is famously known for her exorbitantly priced creations, such as the world’s most expensive dress (a red diamond abaya worth almost $15.5 million) and her $64 million cake (which was made for a client in the UAE).
Now, Wingham, has revealed her latest over-the-top design: a $15.1 million-dollar pair of diamond studded, 24-carat gold painted leather shoes that will be on display at the Raffles Dubai Hotel.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Raffles Dubai will host a special unveiling of this lavish masterpiece, allowing the public to view the pair up close. According to the National, you can see the shoes by making a reservation for The Collection – Fashion Afternoon Tea at Raffles on November 2 or 3, 2017.
These incredible handmade shoes, which were commissioned as a as a surprise 30th birthday gift by an unnamed family, took hundreds of hours to complete, and are decked with more than 1,000 pieces of rare pink, blue, and white diamonds, priced at around $13 million, as well as four flawless white diamonds.
Design process of world's most expensive shoes
Made in collaboration with Florida-based contemporary artist Chris Campbell, these expensive stilettos also feature solid gold zippers, a gold thread inlay, and have been sewn together using 18-carat gold thread.
In an article by Harper’s Bazaar, Wingham explained that her clients often choose diamonds as their material of choice. “Many of my clients have valuable pieces of jewelry 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.