Dubai is a city known for its record-breaking achievements. The hometown of the world's tallest building and the world's first 7-star hotel made the perfect launchpad for the unveiling for yet another Guiness-record breaker: the world's most expensive shoes, which would set you back a whopping Dhs73 million.
The Moon Star shoes were unveiled on Friday in Dubai Marina as part of MIDE (Made in Italy, Designed in Emirates) Fashion Week. The diamond encrusted design is made of 30 carats of diamonds set upon a solid gold heel, but what allows the Moon Stars to command their astronomical price is the small piece of meteorite they feature which, by the way, was discovered in Argentina in 1576.
The man behind the extavagant Moon Star shoes is no other that Antonio Vietri, the Italian designer known for having created the world's first 24K gold shoes back in 2017 which were delivered to customers via helicopter in black laquered boxes. Considering Vietri's penchant for high luxury, it comes as no suprise that his new creations were designed to break yet another world record.