The million dollar dress
Does India have any takers for a $ 1.2 million couture dress? If yes, then the designer of one such exorbitantly priced dress is in the country this week. Read on to know more.fashion and trends Updated: Dec 03, 2009 18:07 IST
Does India have any takers for a $ 1.2 million couture dress? If yes, then the designer of one such exorbitantly priced dress is in the country this week. Fashion designer Walid Attalah from Dubai who uses real diamonds and gems in his bridal collection and has royal families from the Gulf and UAE as clients, is in Delhi this week to show his collection at the Oxybleach India International Fashion Week 2009.
“The first family of Saudi Arabia are my long time clients and they visit my showroom whenever they have an occasion at home. When the princess (I can’t reveal her name) saw that dress in my store, she asked me if I have used real diamonds and emeralds. I said yes ... she decided to pay without a doubt.” Attalah says, “I have shown the same gown in the New York Couture Week this September, that was worn by one of the daughters of Queen Elena of Italy. Though I altered it a bit, made a gold corset with skirt made of organza in off-white shade to make it simpler for the clients there. This one is priced at $ 1 million.”
Highlights of the fashion week:
Ms Iceland Universe 2009, Ingibjorg Egilsdottir will walk the ramp
After the three-day event designers Mona Pali will go to Virginia Fashion Week in February. And they will be opening VFW, a first for an Indian designer.
Visiting make up artist Mahealani Diego and hair stylist Federico Calce from New York have worked with Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman, Meg Ryan and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Founder and producer of Couture Week New York Andres Aquino, will choreograph all the shows.
Designers like Dorian Ho (HongKong), Chen Cohen (Israel), Ramon Gurillo (Spain), and Catalin Botezatu (Romania) will be a part of the week.