Would you believe it if we told you that the most expensive dress in the world sold for a whopping $5.6 million on auction in 2011?
Well, you best believe it, because it did! Let’s explore the 7 most expensive dresses in the world.
$380,000: Amal Clooney’s Oscar de la Renta Wedding Dress
Amal Clooney donned an exquisite wedding dress designed by Oscar de la Renta when she married George Clooney in 2014.
Featuring an off-the-shoulder design, intricate French lace detail, and hand-embroidered pearls, the dress is valued at $380,000.
$490,000: Meghan Markle’s Givenchy Wedding Dress
While the real value of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress has not been officially confirmed, the Givenchy dress she wore when she married Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex in 2018 is estimated to be valued at an incredible $490,000.
Owing to the costly fabrics, as well as the custom-made veil and wedding shoes, the look truly was fit for a Duchess.
$500,000: Imperial Pearl Syndicate Wedding Dress
Worth half a million dollars today, Mary Joe Connolly, a photographer for King Features, had the distinct honour of modelling a pearl wedding dress in the 1950s.
Made of more than 100,000 cultured pearls, the Imperial Pearl Syndicate wedding dress was already valued at $100,000 almost 70 years ago making it the most expensive dress of its decade – that’s certainly a lot of rounds at your favourite Bingo Cafe UK!
$900,000: Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy
Who could forget the drop-dead gorgeous little black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
Designed by Givenchy, the dress is certainly one of the most iconic dresses of all time and was auctioned for just less than a million dollars at Christie’s in New York in 2006.
$1.56 million: Julie Andrews Pinafore
While the majority of the dresses on this list were created by famous fashion designers, the 3rd most expensive dress of all time may just surprise you. In fact, it’s almost not a dress at all, but rather a pinafore.
Julie Andrews playing Maria Von Trapp wore the pinafore as part of her costume in 1965 film The Sound of Music and it later sold at auction for $1.56 million.
$2 million: Nicole Kidman’s Christian Dior
A definite perk of being one of the world’s most recognisable faces is being paid to wear designer clothing.
This was certainly the case in 1997 when Nicole Kidman was paid $2 million to wear a slim-fitting chartreuse column gown designed by John Galliano for Christian Dior. With a lace back and intricate embroidery, the striking colour and design is unforgettable.
$5.6 million: Marilyn Monroe’s William Travilla
We have officially reached the world’s most expensive dress and what else could it be but the iconic ivory pleated dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch?
The dress designed by William Travilla was light and airy which helped to create the unforgettable moment when the dress flew up, revealing Monroe’s underwear. The dress ultimately sold for an astonishing $5.6 million on auction in 2011.