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Invest in a dress will you?

June 16, 2008

I was browsing through brownsfashion.com and stumbled upon this Dolce & Gabbana tie dye dress…

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The colours are gorgeous and that might be the only highlight of the dress but check out the price tag:

£2,595.00 , that is 5100USD and 7000SGD.

And this is not even couture, it’s from the pre-fall collection. Can’t believe that at around ten years ago, you can get a Louis Vuitton coat for like 800USD (according to bryanboy)… I wonder how high will the prices further shoot up another then years down the road. Just curious. 

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Nadir Tejani permalink
    June 16, 2008 7:38 pm

    In the 1950s, a couture dress would cost approximately £100. Not £100,000. Prêt-a-porter is costing the same as couture would cost some 40 years ago. And couture? Well, not even mention it. Having said that, that dress is: a) hideous, b) empire line (thus structureless, thus not that difficult to make), and c) absolutely overpriced. This is not a Giles Deacon laser-cut dress.

  2. shee permalink
    June 17, 2008 12:11 am

    i love the material of that dress!!!!! so so gorgeous!!!

  3. June 17, 2008 1:13 am

    I saw Balenciaga’s F08/Wo9 latex dress listed for USD$46,000+ .

    Nicolas Ghesquiere said he purposely used latex because it would be too expensive for other companies to duplicate/knock-off but that comes at a price for the House of Balenciaga.

  4. breads permalink
    June 17, 2008 9:07 am

    I blame the fools who pay for it, give the credit crunch a while to sink in let us see if crazy ridiculous spending can continue for ever. fashion houses that are not exclusive such as D&G can’t last alone on the very rich buying their things. The dress it self looks rather cheap for the price.

  5. Nana permalink
    June 17, 2008 11:16 am

    @ breads I agree with you ‘on the fools who pay for it’ . The ‘poor’ rich who does apparantly feel more ‘exclusive’ with their expensive brands.
    Thinking back how Yves Saint Laurent introduced Pret-a-Porter to democrize fashion. Right! What happens now that there’s a bigger gab between the rich and the ‘poor”. But if you search well, you can find the right shops you and you shall notice a lot off smaller brands with high-quality pieces who are at affordable.

    What’s so special about these dress anyway besides the ridiculous high price?

  6. sophie permalink
    June 17, 2008 10:54 pm

    even if i had millions of dollars in the bank i could not justify spending so much money on one dress, especially a dress that, for that amount of money, isn’t all that special. i fail to see how that dress can cost so much to make that it has to retail for £2,595. i bet a fashion student could have made it easily and you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. they put the prices so high coz they know that some rich fashion victim is more than willing to spend their money on dresses like that.

  7. deyo permalink
    June 18, 2008 11:10 am

    HELL NO!

  8. yesola permalink
    June 18, 2008 11:15 am

    I would prefer to give that kind of to someone in need than buying a dress that once worn, people know its the same dress if worn again. Im not sorry!

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