Do you know how much a conventional or say average wedding costs these days? As per a survey, it would cost you about $25,000. However, it is all relative. For some folks out there, $25,000 would be the amount they wish to spend on a few orchids. Meet Egyptian actress Somaya al-Khashab, who recently worn one of the world’s most expensive wedding dresses during a fashion show that was held in Oman recently.
The dress has been created by Walid Atallah, a Lebanese designer who created it from silk faille and tulle while sporting a strapless stunning neckline. The bodice has been embellished using pearls and real diamonds have been framed in a floral pattern. The pattern continues to flow down all the way to the voluminous skirt.
As per Atallah, “A wedding dress is more than just a dress, it symbolizes the untouchable purity of a princess and the regal perfection of a queen. Every bride deserves to get her princess fantasy representation met on her very special day and in a modern world where weddings have become more than just a parade each bride wants to exude the impression of an otherworldly goddess. What better day than her wedding to be coroneted as a queen with diamonds sparks?” He further added while talking about the gem that it “symbolizes the transition between the princess she was yesterday and the queen she is today, celebrating her steps with full blossoms and power to her womanhood.”
He also added that a diamond on a woman is a “sign that she is loved, cherished and eternalized, because long after she’s gone, the diamond she once wore will live forever.”
It has been named as 200C, world’s most expensive dress by Atallah with a value of $1.5 million, however, this claim is unfounded for the title of most expensive dress is held by Martin and Katz and dressmaker Renee Strauss who created a gown for the Luxury Brands Lifestyle Bridal Show in 2006. It is covered with 150 carats of diamonds and costs a whooping $12 million.
So would you buy it if you had the money to spare? Let us know in the comments section.