10 most expensive items of clothing
The most expensive items of clothing, which was started under the hammer at the various auction sites, as a rule, have been associated with famous personalities of his time. Princess Diana, Marilyn Monroe, Babe Ruth, Charlie Chaplin, and even the Chinese Emperor Qianlong - the list goes on.
In addition, clothing, set a price record, was created by the best designers and fashion designers of his time. These are real works of art. So for them sometimes turns serious struggle: collectors are willing to pay a very considerable sum for the possession of this or that thing. Before you 10 of the most expensive items of clothing, sold at auction in the last 13 years.
Marilyn Monroe's white dress
Price: $ 4.6 million
In 1955, the screens out comedy "The Seven Year Itch" with Marilyn Monroe in the lead role. The film was destined to become one of the most famous films with the actress. A scene in which the air from the ventilation shafts underground stream raises her skirt a white dress, and she flutters in the air, is probably one of the most famous in the world cinema. Actually, the most famous dress of Marilyn Monroe and set a record price at the garments, which was started under the hammer. It was sold at auction Profiles In History in June 2011 for the fantastic $ 4 to 6 million. The dress was created by fashion designer William Travilloy, received the "Oscar" in 1949 for the costumes for the film "The Adventures of Don Juan."
form a baseball player Babe Ruth
Price: $ 4,415,658
For Americans Baseball - a kind of religion with their idols and celestials. And Babe Ruth is certainly one of them. He even recognized athlete of the century according to the "Associated Press". To have it in the form of the collection - the dream of many baseball fans, including the very wealthy. They are willing to pay for the coveted item of sports uniforms do not even hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars. And California bids SCP Auctions, held in May 2012 - a clear proof of that. For the form in which Babe Ruth played for the New York Yankees in 1920, it was paid 17 times greater than the maximum assessed value. As a result: a record price in the physical shape that ever goes under the hammer.
Clock Chinese Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty
Price: 14.68 million Hong Kong dollars ($ 1,892,545 at the exchange rate at the time of sale)
After the Xinhai Revolution of 1911, when China was overthrown the monarchy and proclaimed a republic, the country was removed many ancient artifacts and works of art. Periodically, they come up on various auctions, and beat price records. So, bathrobe Chinese Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (lived from 1711 to 1799) was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong auction in April 2006, almost $ 1, 9 million, setting a maximum price for such garments. These things that have survived to the present day, you can literally be counted on the fingers of one hand. This robe was once decorated with small pearls (ten thousands), it shows all 12 of the imperial power of symbols: sun, moon, dragon and so on..
Jacket of Michael Jackson video "Thriller"
Price: $ 1.8 million
In June 2011, the auction Julien's auction house in California was exposed to a unique item - the iconic red jacket Michael Jackson King of Pop. It is there that he appeared in the famous music video "Thriller." Jacket developed by Deborah Landis, Hollywood fashion designer. That she is the creator of Indiana Jones costume, and was even nominated for an "Oscar" for the costumes for the film "Coming to America" in 1988. For the jacket Michael Jackson fan of the singer Milton Verreth not stingy to pay $ 1, 8 million.
Audrey Hepburn Black evening dress
Price: £ 467,200 ($ 923,187 at the exchange rate at the time of sale) Results of the trades Christie's auction house, held in December 2006 in London, came as a surprise to many. The famous black dress Audrey Hepburn, in which she starred in the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's", has sold more than 6 times more expensive than its maximum estimate. This is not surprising, because it is no less famous than Marilyn Monroe's white dress from "The Seven Year Itch." Its designer was Hubert de Givenchy, and is the most expensive of his work which has been started under the hammer today. And also the most expensive item of clothing that is associated with a famous actress.
Sogdian silk trousers
Price: £ 241,250 ($ 388,726 at the exchange rate at the time of sale)
Sogd, who was in the area between the Amu Darya and Syr Darya, has a strategic position: through the Great Silk Road, and it is bordered with a few highly developed civilizations that has a beneficial effect on its art and culture. And that is very important, from Sogd merchants for a long time controlled the silk trade. It was because he had made an exquisite pants sold at Sotheby's in London in October 2012. Their unique style shows the influence of China and the Sassanid state. Presumably, they were woven in the VII-VIII centuries n. e., a miracle that they all survived. Hence, a record price for these garments: almost $ 390,000!
Evening dress of Princess Diana
Price: £ 200,000 ($ 301,977 at the exchange rate at the time of sale)
The March auction this year, the auction house Kerry Taylor Auctions made a lot of noise in the press, it's not every day put up for sale soon 10 evening dresses of Princess Diana. The most expensive of them, the designer Victor Edelstein, was put under the hammer for a record £ 200 000. It Lady Di was on reception at the White House in November 1985 and danced with actor John Travolta. As Princess Diana wore it to parties during official visits to Austria and West Germany in 1986-1987. Today it is the most expensive dress from her wardrobe, sold at auction.
The bowler Charlie Chaplin
Price: $ 135,000
Ragged, but still not in size, pants, a cane, a small mustache, penguins gait - like everything, and the image is ready to Rolling Stone. But no, no pot, he would not have been complete and well-known character of Charlie Chaplin would have looked completely different. That he was put under the hammer along with other star lots at least in June 2011 at an auction Profiles In History. Results of the trades was in the spirit of Charlie Chaplin - a record price as kettles, and all headwear celebrities: $ 135,000.
Evening jacket Elizabeth Taylor
Price: $ 128,500
Sale fashion collections of Elizabeth Taylor at Christie's auction in New York in December 2011, has become a real event in the auction world. Just for it was generated $ 2 600 750. A few things have been sold for a very significant amount. For example, an evening dress by Dior took over $ 362 500. Evening jacket "face" Versace designed specifically for Elizabeth Taylor in 1992, although it was put under the hammer for less money, but set a record price in the category of women's clothing. It shows portraits of Taylor in his most famous role.
Melting of James Bond "Casino Royale"
Price: £ 44,450 ($ 71,876 at the exchange rate at the time of sale)
In October 2012, auction house Christie's auction held to mark the 50th anniversary of James Bond on screen. With the hammer went famous guns, jewelry, costumes and other items and accessories related to the 007. Some items could set price records, the most notable among them steel smelting Daniel Craig, in which he starred in "Casino Royale." They were created by La Perla, and originally the maximum estimated total of £ 5,000 but were sold almost 9 times more expensive. Today it is the most expensive smelting, which was started under the hammer.