A Diamond-Studded Tribute to Fashion

Milan Fashion Week, an event firmly associated with glitz and glamour, became downright dazzling as a $1.3 million diamond-studded top graced the runway during the event's final day. The outfit, which used more than 900 diamonds totaling 300 cts., was created by world-renowned fashion designer Gianfranco Ferré in a joint effort with diamond company and DTC sightholder Dalumi. The diamonds were stitched in curved horizontal rows across a sheer black vest worn by British rock singer Skin, the model for Ferré's latest ad campaign. It was matched with black tuxedo pants and a black silk cape. It concluded Ferré's women's collection for Fall/Winter 2007/08. The deal to jointly create a garment out of diamonds was signed Dec. 22, 2006, and work began almost immediately, according to interviews with Ferré and Yuval Kemp, Dalumi's director of marketing and business development, prior to

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