Zac Posen Designs $1.5 Million, 24K Gold Dress For Magnum Ice Cream

Thu, April 4, 2013 3:26pm EST by 3 Comments
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We never thought we’d see the day when our two guilty pleasures, (ice cream and fashion), teamed up — and this collaboration is good as gold!

When Magnum Ice Cream announced that they were creating a golden ice cream bar we didn’t think anything could top the luxury treat — that is, until designer Zac Posen, 32, teamed up with the brand to create his very first 24-karat gold dress!

To celebrate the launch of the top-notch summer snack, the Project Runway judge created a 24-karat gold dress inspired by MAGNUM Gold. The one-of-a-kind piece will be featured in a short film by Emmy award-winning director, Jon Cassar, 54, starring Joe Manganiello, 36, during the Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, Apr. 18. The film is titled As Good As Gold.

The couture gown boasts over 10 thousand hand embroidered gold sequins in various sizes, which were ever so delicately hand created from sheets of 24k gold! “Creating my first-ever 24 karat-gold dress was a truly priceless experience. I’m naturally drawn to luxury and love to push my creativity, so the design process of creating a couture dress made of gold was thrilling. I pulled inspiration from MAGNUM Gold?! for the dress design…the train reminds me of melting ice cream. The dress is so decadent,” says the designer of his masterpiece. Sounds delicious…and gorgeous!

If you’re anything like us, we’ve been dying to know what a gown embellished with premium gold from head-to-toe is worth. Zac Posen’s creation is valued at $1.5 million! I guess we’ll just stick with the ice cream bar for now.

The dress will debut on the red carpet on model Caroline Correa, 33, who will be playing Manganiello’s leading lady, at the Tribeca Film Festival on Apr. 18, but you can get a sneak peek of the design process on the MAGNUM Facebook page until then! Wouldn’t you LOVE a gown made entirely of gold? Comment below!

Courtney Dunn

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Posted at 7:25 PM on July 20, 2013  

It wouldn’t be a very practical dress…if the value of $1.5 million is based on the value of the gold, then the dress would weigh about 64 pounds. Of course, they’re probably valuing the workmanship at $750,000, so figure about half of that weight. Still, it’d be similar to wearing chain mail.

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Posted at 10:25 AM on April 19, 2013  

Oh my god!!! I LOVE this dress!!! It is super amazing because I love ice cream (my favorite food) and I love gold. But I love Zac Posen even more. The fact that he designed it makes me adore the dress even more. Zac, you are adorable, I am always excited to see you on Project Runway!

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Posted at 12:52 AM on April 10, 2013  

Zac Posen is brilliant! Anything he creates is gold . . . and now literally!

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