Once upon a time there was a handsome prince and a beautiful girl. The prince, who was studying Art History at St Andrews, had spent £200 on a ticket to a charity fashion show in which the girl was modelling. And when the girl sashayed down the catwalk in a see-through dress in front of the Prince’s very eyes, he turned to his friend Fergus Boyd and he reportedly said ‘wow, Kate’s hot’. And they both lived happily ever after.
But what of the see-through dress that the beautiful girl - Kate Middleton wore? Well, it has just been sold for a staggering £78,000 (more than, like, COUTURE) netting its designer, Charlotte Todd, a cool £77,770 profit. Ker-ching.
Todd with The Dress
Originally costing Todd only £30 to make, the dress is crafted form the cheapest finest knitted silk money can buy, and is trimmed with turquoise to the hemline and bust. It also features an asymmetric hem, though we’re not sure that is so much a design feature as what is known in the trade as an ‘accident’.
So, the big question is just WHOM has parted with £78k in order to be the proud owner of such a dress? Well, the mystery bidder is a man called ‘Nick’ who hails from Jersey (the tiny island, not the one with Snooki). He was represented at the auction by a hot man in gasses and a quilted jacket (above), who said the mysterious Nick ‘thinks it's an iconic piece and is very happy with the purchase.'
And so, we bet, is Charlotte Todd.
- Alex Butt