10 Most Expensive Dresses of All Time


Of the millions of dresses around the world, which are the most expensive? Follow this countdown to find out!

10. Christian Dior: $100,000

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Charlize Theron wore this Dior couture gown for the 2013 Oscars. While the dress already hit a hundred grand, the actress paired it with Harry Winston diamond cuffs, bringing the value of this elegant look to a whopping $4 million.

9. Calvin Klein: $150,000

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Lupita Nyong’o attended the 87th Annual Academy Awards in 2015 wearing a custom Calvin Klein dress made with over 6,000 pearls. 

8. Armani Privé: $200,000


Cate Blanchett rocked the red carpet in this Armani Privé dress for the 2007 Oscars. The form fitting, gunmetal gown is fully embellished with Swarovski crystals.

7. Victor Edelstein: £240,000 ($362,424)

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Princess Diana danced with actor John Travolta at President Raegan's White House Dinner in 1985, wearing a custom-made velvet gown by Victor Edelstein. The iconic dress was originally auctioned off for charity in 1997, selling for £100,000, then sold again in 2013 for £240,000.

6. OSCAR DE LA RENTA: $380,000

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Amal Clooney wore a custom-made gown by Oscar de la Renta on her wedding day. The exquisite dress featured intricate French lace detailing and hand-embroidered pearls.

5. sarah burton for Alexander McQueen: 

    £250,000 ($400,000)

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Kate Middleton's wedding dress was custom-made by Alexander McQueen’s head designer Sarah Burton. Featuring delicate lace embroidery, this dress has inspired many modern replicas, especially for other fairytale weddings.

4. Imperial pearl syndicate wedding dress: $500,000

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Mary Joe Connolly, a photographer for King Features, modeled a pearl wedding gown worth half a million dollars today. The dress was made of 100,000 cultured pearls and was worth $100,000 in the 1950s, donning the heftiest price tag for its time.

3. givenchy: $900,000

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The "little black dress" Audrey Hepburn wore in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is one of the most iconic dresses of all time. The Givenchy frock was auctioned and sold for just shy of a million dollars at Christie’s in New York.

2. john galliano for christian dior: $2 million

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Nicole Kidman was paid $2 million to don this chartreuse Haute Couture gown designed by John Galliano for Christian Dior at the 1997 Academy Awards.

1. William travilla's marilyn dress: $5.6 million

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Marilyn Monroe's ivory pleated "subway dress" from the 1955 movie "The Seven Year Itch" sold for $5.6 million in a Beverly Hills auction in 2011.