Princess Beatrice’s Royal Wedding Hat, Anja Rubik’s Diamond Shoes Bring In the Big Bucks At Fashion Auctions

From top to bottom, this was a big weekend for fashion auctions. Princess Beatrice‘s infamous Philip Treacy royal wedding hat, was sold on eBay for more than £81,000 (approximately $130,000 at current exchange rates) with proceeds going to Unicef and the charity Children in Crisis. {BBC} The buyer is anonymous, but this is our guess. No word on if that includes the 140,000+ Facebook fans that the hat has picked up since first appearing on the world stage. {Facebook}


If the curly bow and ring fascinator isn’t your thing, then perhaps you’ll appreciate the next expensive auction item more. Giuseppe Zanotti and Chopard teamed up to create a pair of 360-carat pink shoes. Encrusted with 600 briolette-cut stones, the pink satin sandals feature what are probably the most expensive ankle straps in the world: rubellites, pink sapphires, diamonds and rubies set in pink gold to be exact.

Also snapped up by an anonymous bidder, the shoes were modeled by Anja Rubik and fetched £125,000 (approximately $201,000 at current exchange rates) , contributing a respectable amount to the $10 million total amount raised at the Cannes amfAR gala to benefit AIDS research. {Telegraph}

Now in our fashion fantasies, both items went to the same sartorially daring, deep pocketed and charitable anonymous shopper (Daphne Guiness? Gaga?), but there aren’t any details on the identity of the person who will be wearing diamonds on the ankle straps of their shoes either.

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