As one half of one of the world’s most powerful couples, you know that Victoria Beckham doesn’t have to spend much time looking at price tags or browsing the online sales when she’s looking for a new outfit. So we were intrigued to know just how much of a dent VB's Met Ball look left on her bank balance. With tickets to the annual event co-hosted by Anna Wintour costing $25,000 each, it’s certainly not a cheap night out in Hollywood town. So we put on our best fashion investigator hat to get the inside scoop on just how much Mrs. Beckham’s total look was worth.
Sticking to the white tie and diamonds dress code, Victoria wowed in a plain, white column dress. Taken from her pre-fall autumn/winter 2014 collection, it will be available to buy later this month on victoriabeckham.com priced at £2,800. So far, so reasonable. Well, for a celebrity.
Keeping it couture, the former Spice Girl donned a pair of custom-made Casadei ivory suede pumps complete with the brand’s signature Blade heel. Prices for the ready-to-wear version start from £520, so we’re speculating a custom-made pair could be double, maybe triple that already pretty hefty price tag.
Mrs Beckham certainly did not ignore the word ‘diamonds’ in the dress code. Opting for Jacob & Co accessories, she wore a pair of 22 carat diamond drop earrings worth $1.65 million plus an asscher cut 29 carat diamond lime bracelet that retails at $630,000. It’s safe to say security kept a close watch.
Victoria may have saved on the price of a dress by wearing one from her own collection (and why not when it looks that good), but she certainly didn’t hold back on the jewellery front. Even if she had opted for the standard pair of Casadei heels at £520, her total look after converting the GBP sterling prices to dollars comes in at a whooping $2,285,636. The most alarming fact? Victoria’s look is probably one of the cheapest of the night.
By Chloe Mac Donnell