As soon as the ruby bejewelled model Kate King stepped out on to Dolce & Gabbana’s Autumn/Winter 2013 catwalk, we were mesmerized by the beauty of her frock. Heavily hand-embroidered with faceted resin crystals, look 58 is the most precious in the entire collection and well bridges the gap between ready to wear and couture. Styled with a hammered gold crown and gem encrusted earrings, the dress is certainly fit for a Queen.
Look 58 from Dolce & Gabbana's Autumn/ Winter 2013 collection, now on sale at Net a Porter for £32k
When buyers at Net-a-porter reported they had purchased the show stopping number earlier in the year several bloggers and news sites remarked on the decadence of the frock. And now, one of only six dresses is now available for purchase, here, on the online e-tailer. Whoever purchases the glitzy dress can be sure they are investing a both a piece of fashion history. From the limited number created to the high profile attention the dress has warranted in the press, it would certainly add some fashion kudos to any wardrobe.
Left: Penelope Cruz, Right: Scarlet Johannson
So who might buy the dress? Of course Net-a-porter’s wildly wealthy clientele consists of some of the world’s most savvy shoppers. But we could also totally see the dress on the red carpet on the back of bonafide A-listers like Penelope Cruz or Scarlett Johansson. So if you are looking to bag the season's trophy frock, nail that femme fetale look and you've got a cheeky £32k hanging out in your current account, we say get it before it goes!