Japan’s largest bullion house on Thursday unveiled a shimmering gown adorned with hundreds of gold coins weighing approximately 17.5 pounds and valued at about $275,000, Reuters reports.
Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewellery K.K. created a dress using 325 Austrian gold coins issued to commemorate the Vienna Philharmonic, which it will display for a week at its store in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district.
The open-necked, mermaid-line gown, trimmed with fur and sporting one huge gold puff sleeve, was designed by students at Tokyo’s Bunka Fashion College, the alma mater of several leading Japanese designers including Kenzo Takada, Reuters reports.
Mayuka, the 5-foot, 10-inch model weighing about110 pounds, told Reuters that the dress was very heavy and she that was unlikely to try dancing in it.
The bullion house does not plan to sell the gown, but it said it would entertain any serious offers, Reuters reports.