April 3, 2013 – Zac Posen, a fashion designer noted for creating dresses for celebrities and curvaceous women, has designed an evening gown made of 24-karat gold. The dress design was commissioned by Magnum Gold ice cream in a promotional gimmick.
Although the gold-themed ice cream bar merely has a golden chocolate hue and no real gold content, the 24-karat dress is steeped in the yellow precious metal. It is reportedly worth $1.5 million, according to the story from the Huffington Post.
"Creating my first-ever 24-karat gold dress was a truly priceless experience,” Posen is cited as saying in a press release from Magnum Gold.
Posen has designed dresses for many celebrities who are themselves considered box office gold, including Natalie Portman, Rihanna, Amanda Seyfried, Kate Winslet, Claire Danes, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Mischa Barton, Beyoncé Knowles, and Glenn Close. The fashion designer is also currently serving as a judge on season 11 of Project Runway, the reality show about fashion competition that airs on Lifetime Television.