The November, Raffles Dubai will be celebrating their 10th anniversary with a special unveiling of the most expensive pair of shoes in the world.
Created by designer Debbie Wingham, the five-star hotel have invited the public to view women’s stiletto, worth Dhs55 million, on 1 November. The unique piece of art boasts 24-carat gold stitching and over 1,000 diamonds set in platinum, including two three-carat pink diamonds, valued at Dhs16.2 million each, two blue diamonds of one carat, worth Dhs7 million each, and four flawless clarity three-carat white diamonds. The diamonds are reportedly extremely rare due to their colour, size and clarity.
Designer Debbie Wingham
“Diamonds are becoming the material of choice for my clients, only now we are looking at them in a more inventive way,” says designer Debbie Wingham. “Many of my clients have valuable pieces of jewellery 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.”
The creation of the shoe was commissioned by a private client of the designer as a surprise 30th birthday gift and will be the first time in history the exclusive footwear has been revealed to the public.
And if you can’t make it to the unveiling next Wednesday, book your slot at Raffles’ new Fashion Afternoon Tea on 2 or 3 November, where you can marvel at the shoe whilst indulging in a scone (or two) and a cup of tea.